Thought for the day
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around
Occasionally I like to remind my American friends – and yes, I do have them – that almost everything that is good about the game of golf was invented on this side of the Atlantic. We created the game itself, the template for courses over which we pursue our dreams, the rules by which it is governed, the equipment we use, the terminology by which it is described (birdie, caddy, bunker and so on) and the spirit, etiquette and sportsmanship with which it is played. The Americans gave us the mulligan.
But there is equally no doubt, as my friends are just as quick to point out, that pretty much everything we originated, they have refined, modified and, in many cases, improved. And once they overcame their initial inferiority complex and (more…)Add a comment