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Feel

TigerWoods1997

Tiger, after winning his fifth Masters title, remarked that though he had lost distance, he still had the feeling in his hands; and that was critical to his precise shot-making. Professional guitar players rely on their hands in the same way.

Instrument makers, whether guitars or golf clubs, want you to believe that their products make the difference. But when faced with a challenge, the pros who play them rely more on their hands.

Since my specialty is poetry, let me try to convey the essence of this idea in four lines:

Feel

When in the moment,
And the moment is clutch;
It’s not in the instrument,
It’s all in the touch.

Leon S White, PhD

 

And for those who watched the Masters and have followed the controversy over this year’s rule changes, here is a second four liner about the new drop rule:

 Preferred Drop

The Drop Rule Change: drop from the knees
Has given some Pros a pain in the butt;
My guess they’d prefer to drop to their knees
After making a long and winding putt.

Leon S White, PhD

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Frets

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This website is now a little more than 10 years old. It includes more than 200 Posts with poems. You are most welcome to search on popular golf topics or click on one of the many categories in the list on the right. (I particularly encourage Australians to click on Australia).

Though I am now playing more guitar than golf, I intend to keep writing golf-related poems when ideas arise that encourage poetic responses. And for me, some of the best poem ideas involve playing around with a word or words. The following four-liner is an example.

Frets

A gigging guitarist
Fingers over frets;
A gambling golfer
Frets over bets.

Leon S White, PhD

 

P.S. Right now Amazon (USA) has my book, Golf Course of Rhymes, at over 30% off. Best price I’ve ever seen!

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At 82 (Age not Score)

 

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Now that it’s golf season, friends ask if I’m still playing. The answer is that I plan to, but probably not as frequently as in younger days. As I have mentioned previously, I’m now playing guitar again. And, as I practice most days an hour or two, I am making good progress. So as I point out in the four lines below, at age 82, there is a reason for my bias towards guitar.

At 82 (Age not Score)

I’m asked, “Are you still playing?”
I answer, “golf or guitar?”
With guitar I’m making progress;
With golf, I’m lowering the bar.

Leon S White, PhD

 

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