a personalized storybook
This book was created
a golfer without equal!
--Year of Gift--
The game of golf, as we know it,
was developed in Scotland in the
early 1700's. Since its humble
beginnings, the game has exploded
in popularity around the world.
From its legendary stars like
Slammin' Sammy Snead to the current
crop of rising young stars on the
PGA and LPGA tours, the game has
been played many ways.
And then, there is ▲▲ ▼▼'s way !
▲▲ and □□,
often tee it up on their favorite
golf course, --Favorite Golf Course--. When
this happens, the only thing safe
from their golf shots is the middle
of the fairway. Worms, trees, ducks,
fish and birds are in mortal danger!
Rumors to the contrary, ▲▲ is
no cheapskate. The truth is,
▲▲ may be a bit frugal when it
comes to less important issues like
retirement planning, dental work and
back - taxes - but not when it comes
to golf equipment.
▲▲ learned long ago that golf
is a game you play to win. After
all, there's usually a wager or two
Over the years, ▲▲ has learned
to hold ○○ breath on ○○ backswing,
play the ball where it lies, and
never worry about a little water.
Golf is not the most important thing
in ▲▲'s life. ○○ knows how to
set priorities and put things into
perspective. It is not true that
▲▲ once played an entire round
of golf in a tornado.
○○ played 17 holes - ○○ golf clubs
Every golfer dreams about a perfect
round of golf. This is a game where
every drive is down the middle of the
fairway, every green is hit in
regulation, and every putt is knocked
into the center of the cup.
Some golfers even aspire to the
ultimate accomplishment - shooting
one's age. ▲▲ has no trouble
shooting ◎◎. The problem is, ○○ does
it on the first few holes.
Most "good" golfers have a collection of
shots for every occasion. These include a
fade, a draw, a bank shot, and a bunker
▲▲ also has a collection of golf shots
including the worm burner, the skull, and
the pop-fly. ○○ best shot is called,
"Ooops, that's a mulligan," so named by
Years ago, a golf handicap system was
invented. This system was designed to
let golfers of different skills and
abilities play against one another on
an equal basis. The idea is to take
the best 10 rounds of a golfer's last
20 rounds and use these to determine
The system has one major flaw for
▲▲: ○○ has never played 10 rounds
of golf worth counting.
One of the reasons ▲▲ plays golf
is for the exercise it provides. Other
activities were just not right for
▲▲. ○○ tried swimming, but kept
sinking to the bottom. ○○ tried
tennis, but the net kept getting in the
way. Jumping to conclusions was fine,
but tired ○○ out.
Golf provides exactly the right amount
of exercise for a finely tuned athletic
body like ▲▲'s.
After most rounds of golf, ▲▲
usually joins □□ for
a visit to the 19th hole. This
provides them with a chance to rehash
the shots of the day, settle the
wagers, and plan their next outing.
The scene is usually the same.
▲▲ delays in the pro shop until
the drinks are bought. Then ○○
rehashes all of ○○ unlucky bounces,
pays off ○○ debts, and leaves just
before it is ○○ round at the bar.
Despite ○○ apparent lack of skill,
▲▲ still manages to hit the
occasional good golf shot. There is
still talk about the birdie ▲▲
got last year when ○○ miraculously
hit ○○ shot out of a deep bunker
right into the hole.
▲▲ ▼▼ and ○○ partners
play golf for the love of the game.
For them it's an outing, a chance to
get close to nature, and a way to
relieve tension. ▲▲ once
said, "Every time I hit the
golfball, my stress level goes
Otherwise, why would ○○ hit so many
▲▲ has always dreamed about
writing ○○ own golf book. Some of
the titles ○○ has considered include:
▲▲'s Tips on Lining Up Your 4th
Golf and Divorce: Do It ▲▲'s
The 19th Hole: How ▲▲ Never
Despite suffering through years and
years of frustration playing golf ○○
way, ▲▲ has always remained a
good sport. ○○ demeanor is beyond
reproach, ○○ never loses control, and
○○ voice is never loud enough for
anyone over a mile away to hear.
This, together with the fact that
▲▲ always pays off ○○ losing
bets, makes ○○ the perfect partner.
The game of golf is certainly a
challenge to ▲▲ ▼▼. Many
friends, including □□,
ask why ○○ even plays the
game. The reason is simple.
▲▲ enjoys watching miraculous
events such as a long putt dropping
in or an iron shot finding its way
into the hole.
▲▲ would enjoy it even more if
○○ were the person hitting these
Enjoy the game as you play it. Don't
let your scores ruin your day. Think
of golf the same way you think about
bowling: the higher the score, the
--Year of Gift--