Too cold to golf. Might as well read.
Yesterday, I received a comment on one of my blogs from a couple years ago. That blog dealt with golf and poetry, and the comment was from Leon S. White, alerting me to his own wonderful blog called, GOLF COURSE OF RHYMES.
White’s blog is devoted to exploring the links between golf and poetry, and is, much to my surprise and delight, filled not only with contemporary verse, but also historical comments on the game, and quite wonderful poetry from centuries gone by. The current post not only treats readers to a poem from 1921 by W. Maling-Wynch, Jr., but also historical nuggets such as details of the first recorded match play event (on Feb. 3, 1504) and the year that stroke play began (1759).
Now, those of you who golf mainly to see how far you can hit the ball might not find this site to be quite your cup of tea. But those of you who play the game as much for its mental as its physical challenges might find the site to be a pleasant way to kill off the hours until the snow melts.
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we could head over to an indoor driving range and hit a few! Thank goodness for domes!
1. Read and going to the driving range don't have to be alternatives.
2. Before you dismiss all connections between golf and poetry at least drop by my blog and take a look.
3. I believe Wodehouse wrote prose, but you might be surprised to learn that Arthur Conan Doyle and Ruyard Kipling both wrote golf poetry.
Thanks again for making literate golfers aware of my