09 June 2006

Bad Golf Metaphysics

Golf is a frustrating sport that demands more patience than the typical portion allotted to individuals within the human condition. There's a common dialectic in the game of golf, known to anyone who plays it seriously: your long game (driving and/or iron play) and your short game (putting and chipping) almost always remain in inverse relation. Round after round, you struggle with drives, but get up and down all the time. Then, after weeks and weeks of practice and work, you finally start driving the ball well, and at precisely this moment your putting goes to crap. So you buy a new putter, focus on your technique, and finally get it together – only to start shanking your long irons.

Life is like that too.

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