To play well, relax.

It’s not how, it’s how many.

Just get ball in hole!

2nd fairwayGolf is a very frustrating game.  I sometimes wonder why it was chosen as the NATO word for G.  Golf sounds like Gulf, which is Golfe in French.  Does it matter what it means as long as people hear it clearly?

I could write a few rants about golf, the game.  But I’m trying to take a more zen-like approach.  Be like Fred, my Princeling hero.  Cool, calm and positive.  And wise, and above all, philosophical.

It sems to be working – for the moment.


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Tuesday haiku – Golf
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30 thoughts on “Tuesday haiku – Golf

  • 8 April, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I missed out on the golfing gene, but I know a lot of folks who really enjoy it. Maybe I’ll figure it out someday. I do like mini-golf with the grand kids. Does that count?

    • 8 April, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Oh mini-golf definitely counts – I like that too – possibly better since bad shots are still good ones 🙂
      Nice to see you, Sharon!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Great Haiku…I had no idea golf was the NATO word for G. And I’ve only played golf online.. The game… Hehe…can’t tell much if it’s frustrating or not! 😉

    • 8 April, 2014 at 11:26 am

      I only played online golf in the early days of Windows – say 3.1 or something. I started learning in 2000 and I haven’t played online since. I think online is probably much more sensible!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I don’t think it matters which golf as they all start with G. As for the game, it is way to frustrating for me.

    • 8 April, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Me too, Rhonda – the trouble is, you always think you’re going to play better next time – because you know you can!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I also did not know G was for golf. That frustrating game that my husband loves and mourns now that his back prevents him from playing. It’s definitely a younger man’s game, and he said he will never be a duffer!

    • 8 April, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Well, a lot of the older guys didn’t play when they were young and a lot of guys who did seem to suffer from back or hip problems. Posture is important in the swing, and I expect we’ve all overdone it and gained injuries. But it keeps oldsters out in the fresh air, and that can’t be bad.
      Swallowing pride as you can’t hit the ball so far is definitely a problem for lots of people.

  • 8 April, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I liked the haiku; my problem is getting the ball in the hole, even with minature golf, LOL. I think it is a game of patience and sometimes I’m not the most patient of people.


    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Yeah, I could only manage to get it in from one foot or less today 🙁 It’s such a silly game!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to play golf. Until then, I will watch it on TV.

    NIce haiku.

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      I watched it for years till I had enough time to take it up. It does need time… but I advise learning sooner rather than later. Have fun!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I love that you used the military alphabet as your theme. 🙂 I think I’ll stick with miniature golf though…or watching Bill Murray use the flowers for driving practice. *grins* Great job.

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      lol – great image, Jen. Thanks for stopping by!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I took lessons a few years ago and loved it. There was nothing more relaxing than standing in the driving range and whacking balls. That’s about all I could do though, I couldn’t really play the game. 🙂

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      If you did a lot of that you’d probably be fine on the course – until it came to putting lol

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      But it gets him out of the way when you want to have some time to yourself 😉

  • 8 April, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I never played in my life. I could see myself have a par 104:) I do love mini golf:) love the poem:)

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks, Birgit – mini golf is the slippery slope, you know!

  • 8 April, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    You are right. Golf is frustrating. Not only have a played for years, I worked in the golf business for over 7 years. It is hard, but when you hit that one perfect shot that sounded good and felt good, it makes all the frustration worth it.

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      Yep! Good luck with your next round, Sydney 🙂

  • 9 April, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier. I love your Haiku about golf. I haven’t played golf in over a decade but I am an avid disc golfer and your haiku applies to disc golf as well.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  • 9 April, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I stopped trying to master this game years ago. Now I just hit the ball as hard as I can and let my partner tap it in…I know, we’ve made up our own rules.

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      That’s a great strategy 🙂 I must try it!

  • 9 April, 2014 at 3:21 am

    I’ve never played and never been tempted although the green looks nice to walk on.

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      It is, very nice – although they have a habit of putting fertiliser or other stuff on it so take care!

  • 9 April, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I have never played golf, but your Haiku makes it sound appealing.

    • 9 April, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      I’m glad of that, Julia – it’s an enjoyable but frustrating pastime – a good walk spoiled as some clever wit said!

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