It has been said most managers consider
pitching the essence and core of a successful baseball team. They evaluate good pitching
as representing nearly 80 percent of a team’s
success. What, then, is the most important part
of a game that combines power and force with
finesse, such as the game of golf? A tee shot
requires power whereas a chip shot requires
delicacy of touch. Of course, there is really little
similarity between baseball and golf, because
one calls for team effort, the other is individual.
The important thing in golf will always be getting
the ball into the hole, legitimately, of course.
How to do it is a mystery that cannot be fully
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GOLF & POETRY
If there is one pursuit in which rhythm, timing
and tempo are more important than they are in
golf, it has to be poetry. Yet, in the rich history
of golf literature, verse has long trailed prose in
popularity. Golf’s most memorable lines stem
from books and magazines, from Bob Jones’
observation that a golfer “may be the dogged
victim of inexorable fate,” to Herbert Warren
Wind’s evocation of “Amen Corner where Rae’s
Creek intersects the 13th fairway near the tee ...”
MEET CAPTAIN LOW
Just more than a month ago, the now new
captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews played the Old Course with three friends.
Walking off the 18th green, Alistair Low’s caddie
told him he knew where he’d be standing when
the time came for the former Scottish international and British Youths champion to perform
the annual driving-in ceremony from the most
famous first tee in all of golf: “About 240 yards
out and maybe 10 yards left of where you are
aiming.” As tradition demands, a local caddie
returned the ball struck by Low in exchange for
a gold sovereign. All of which is but the starting
point for the myriad activities that will largely
occupy the next 12 months of Low’s life.
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Time To Find Out.
Six majors captured by Irish players in just a few years is more than just coincidence. Find out exactly what it is by playing
the courses where these champions shaped their games. World-beating links, exceptional parkland courses.
It’s all here. And when the round ends, the fun is only beginning. This is Ireland, after all.
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