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Life Is Not A Spectator Sport

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Greetings Golfers,

Modern life has turned into a big spectator sport. I don’t mean just watching sports, but watching everything from politics to warfare. Television gives us a ringside seat to almost anything going on in the world, and the internet offers even more options for viewing.

I’ll admit that I spend a lot of my time spectating. But we only have so many hours in a day, and it’s a shame if we spend too many of those hours as an observer.

I’m kind of a political junkie and a big sports fan, I also watch television and go to movies. Sometimes I feel that my amount of viewing gets out of balance – life needs to be lived, not just observed.

Thank God for golf. We ALL can play the game: old, young, big, small, etc. A buddy of mine lost the use of his right arm in a farming accident, but stills plays golf at least twice a week during the season. We all can find excuses not to play: not enough time, not enough money, not enough talent, etc. But you know what … we seem to find the time and money to watch sporting events, go to movies, etc. We seem to find ways to watch life rather than participate. If being modern means watching rather than doing … well, then we’re going the wrong way and setting a bad example for future generations.


Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Profesional