Golfers educate thyself by reading Golf Sonnets by James Long Hale
I haven’t read poetry in years. Call me uneducated or uncultured, but I’ll bet I’m not unlike most - if not all - of the readers of this blog. We spend our time reading Ben Hogan and playing like Ben Stiller, not diving into Shakespeare.
So consider buying “Golf Sonnets” by James Long Hale as a way to show your wife, or your boss, or your kids, that you can go high society once in a while. Thankfully the text isn’t the stuffy stuff you suffered through in English Literature in college. Hale made them fun, almost like little nuggets of wisdom to quote to your friends.
“Golf’s a funny game, full of irony and contradiction,” Hale says. “It was started by shepherds, the lowest of the low in society, and yet it has risen to a game for the elite. Sonnets were written for the masses, not the elites, and yet have come to be associated with elite society.”
Hale rants on all issues golf. On equipment, he writes “so take a lesson if your game is ill – equipment is no substitute for skill.” To all those nongolfers who just don’t get us, he chides “if you’re thinking that Golf is less than lame, you need to get a life, not just a Game.”
The hard cover book, available at golfsonnets.com, is small enough to fit in any golf bag. For a review from Mike Bailey, click here.
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