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“No one will ever have golf under his thumb. No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you are playing a game. You are playing old man par.”
—Bobby Jones, via Golf Today
Golf is a unique sport in that it can be just as easily played alone as with opponents. This is because the game, no matter what some of the pros would have you believe, isn’t really a competitive sport. It’s more like a study in self improvement. Life is about waking up in the morning and using what we have to make ourselves better than we were.
Even if you end up as the greatest golfer in the game, you’ll always have a worthy and challenging opponent—yourself.
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