When I was a young lad, Summer meant long days on the golf course. From the first light of day until the moon appeared in the evening sky, I could be found with my friends playing our favorite game. The walks were extensive and matches seemed never ending. We only took breaks to have a swim in the pool or enjoy a candy bar and a coke on the clubhouse porch. Those days were magic and I miss them dearly. Now, as I’m older and bound by many commitments, my Summer days are filled with different things. Yet, golf hasn’t stopped pulling me into the sunshine. I find my time on the course after work or on weekends — still chasing my passion through the humidity and high temperatures of the season. Of all the things I love about the game, my favorite may just be how it makes me feel like a kid. Whether I’m playing a few holes with my dog at dusk or walking with friends on a warm Saturday morning, I’m reminded of the joys I experienced in my adolescence. The breaks I take now tend to include different beverages and if I go to the pool it’s with my young family. That old magic hasn’t left me though. Golf fills my spirit and makes me smile. Just like it did when I was a boy in Summer.
Each day I post a short golf story like this on my Instagram page @JayRevellWrites – now I’m bringing those musings to my website. Be sure to check in each day for my latest expressions on the game!
If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.