Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A Club and a Ball

     When I first started playing golf I anticipated that with practice I’d improve game by game, but golf is a humbling game. Humbling year after year. Now decades later I have noticed a considerable improvement over those first games, but my learning curve was/ is slow. Sometimes I want to shout—look at that, I did that. Other times I regress and the ball slithers along the grass.
     Perhaps because it is up and down, good shots, pars, balls lost in the woods, in the water, stuck in the bunker—and then a beautiful long drive with a aesthetic arc, a long putt that inches into the cup— you keep coming back. 

     Intermittent reinforcement keeps me playing yet another game.


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