I love a good quote and the following touch on what I think is special about the game of golf:
“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots–but you have you have to play the ball where it lies.” -Bobby Jones
“Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a game your supposed to enjoy.” -Dr. Bob Rotella
“To find a man's true character, play golf.” -P.G. Wodehouse
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!” -Anonymous
There’s irony in that last quote. Growing up in California, I was introduced to the game early on by my dear dad, but only started playing concertedly as a mature adult living in New York, and now London, where the weather isn’t as cooperative as I’d like!
For me, the lure of golf isn’t just the love of the game, but instead playing the game withpeople that I love.
On a break from corporate life (the majority of my time is spent in global financial services marketing and operations), and hoping to improve my game, I serendipitously learned about the Shivas Irons Society. Intrigued that ‘it’s not about golf education, but education through golf’ (stealing a line from Fred Shoemaker), I was fortunate enough to be invited to join the Board and I’m looking forward to ‘uncommon conversations’ with other Society members.