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This hole looks tough

Let’s just get it out in the open.

“Whoa, that’s a lot of water.”

“What water?” I say coyly.

It’s too late. It doesn’t work. She sees it, she fears it and then she faces it. There’s two ways to approach tough holes: ignore the trouble or face it. Either way draws consequences.

IF you have a reliable high fade off the tee, maybe aim for the water just to provide you can occasionally hit it straight.

The fact is my wife is right: you can’t just ignore the water, or the bunker or whatever is in your way.

The whole point of playing a hole is to find the safest, quickest and shortest way home. In order to do that, you must navigate the troubles.

What I learned from my wife … you can’t ignore the problems; in fact, if there were no problems, you would never have to think of solutions in life. Don’t be intimidated by obstacles. 

I, husband, take you, wife, to be my golf partner. I promise to be true to your one true golf swing, in good shots and in bad, on rainy days and windy days, for birdies and quadruple bogeys, as long as this round shall last.

Do you, husband, enjoy golfing with wife?

I Do!

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Golf Wife / Golf Life is part of a series of short stories about observations my wife has made on the golf course. At first, they seem simplistic and obvious. But each holds a deeper insight to the truth about golf. And, sometimes life, too.

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