Before FORE!

Golf isn’t a very chatty game, I’ve noticed. Reminds me a little of snooker or pool in the sense that applause is signified by gentle taps of one’s cue upon the floor. Dignified taps.

I’ve also noticed children do not perceive golf as the dignified sport it is. I watched three 10-year-somethings putting on, or let’s say proximate to, the putting green at Diversey Driving Range in Chicago today:

“I’m doing that again. Can I do that again? I doing that again!”

“I hit your ball, woos-man! I hit YOUR ball.”

“Move the hole! You should move the hole. I’m going to move the hole!”

Stuff like that.

I posit they will become fine players because all their insecurities are popping out of their mouths and they don’t care. I conclude that dignified behavior in the game of golf may be slightly over-rated.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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