Keep It In The Short Grass

If you know me at all, you know that I love golf. I can’t tell you why or point you to a specific reason, but I just love game. You could say I am passionate about it. I grew to love it at an early age. It was more about hanging out with my dad and learning lessons about golf and life from him than it was about playing the game. Now I find myself back in the same situation, but this time I am the one sharing the lessons with my son.

I think one of the reasons I love the game so much is because of the correlation between the game and life. There are so many lessons that translate from the game of golf to the way we live our life. You want to keep the ball in the short grass, the fairway. You don’t want to be in the ROUGH. Tough to get out of the long grass once you’re in it. Sand TRAPS are always in play. When you are playing golf, it’s easy to make the correlation to life. You don’t want to be in the rough, but sometimes you are. You hit a shot you didn’t intend to hit and you ended up somewhere you didn’t intend to end up. Or maybe you hit a horrible shot off the tee and you slice it out of bounds. You have to accept the consequences of your mistake, re-tee, and hit another shot. Bottom line, you’re not always in the fairway; the best place to hit a ball. So, wit