Golf Poetry by Robert Candler

Robert Candler

How to play golf better Over fifty years have passed,

Tho’ it seems like just the other day;

My father gave me golf clubs,

“It’s a game you need to learn to play.”


He said, “It’s very difficult, but so is life.

There’s more to learn than grip and swing and rules,

Like honesty and dealing with adversity;

Then, pointing to his head, “… and how to use ALL your tools.


Play the Course… and Mother Nature…

Focus on just one shot at a time;

Try to learn from each of your mistakes;

Then, do your best to leave them behind.


These clubs will teach you more

Than our ‘man to man’ talks.

This you’ll learn for yourself,

So you can “walk the walk.”


“Practice makes better, but not perfect.

And always remember what they say:

‘”Golf is not a game that we can win.

It’s just a game we play.’”


His lessons served me very well,

Took them to heart and play the game.

And life is much like a round of golf.

Despite the bad shots, I’m always glad I came.

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