I’d like to introduce a guest post today, from Colin Knight. Colin’s the part-time groundskeeper, part-time marketing director for Belmont Lodge in Herefordshire. Although hitting bogeys every day doesn’t help much with his efforts to help manicure the lawn, it’s helped to teach him the patience needed to tend the grounds of the large English course.
Playing 18 holes of golf is a microcosm of life.
In both, much thought is given to how to succeed and how to excel.
It takes an untold amount of practice and perseverance to reach the upper echelons of golf, just as it does in society.
You don’t stumble across a wild albatross in the street and you won’t hit one by chance in golf, either.
We can achieve success in our lives and careers by persevering with our work and being dedicated to be the best we can be in our chosen field. If you want to be a truly great golfer, you will have to show the same dedication on the green.
But golf is a two-way street.
There are lessons you can apply from life to your putting and driving, but there are also important skills you can collect when you’re stuck in a bunker on the ninth hole which translate perfectly to the world outside the course.
Scuffing twice in a row whilst your ball rises and almost imperceptibly falls backwards, all the while showering your new slacks in sand, isn’t as specific to golf as you might think. Read More…