“What could we be doing that’s better than this?” It’s a good question to ask. When we find ourselves enjoying golf in the late afternoon with friends and family it’s hard not to wonder why we don’t do it more. The peacefulness found in these outings makes it easy to remember the true beauty of golf. We become relaxed in the most wonderful ways and through our wide-open eyes the world seems to glisten. To be in nature and with those whose presence we treasure is always special. It warms the soul and calms the heart. How tragic that we don’t insist on this relief more often. In those moments, the world moves at a trickling pace and for a few hours, we can see just how good life can be. To play golf is to pause conflict. The combination of grassy fields, soaring clouds, flora, and fauna before us seems to erode all worldly tension. We fill that void with smiles, laughter, small talk, and other visible signs of joy. As we play, we can’t help but ponder why we aren’t together like this every day. Our time on earth is minuscule and if the best of it happens on a golf course, why would we not make a habit of it? The only real barrier is how we chose to spend what little time we have.
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