If you have played, excuse me, tried to play the game of golf, you have heard that phrase countless times. As a baseball player in a previous life, the idea of hitting a small ball that was not moving with a stick, made perfect sense and sounded relatively easy. Yup, and pigs will fly in formation.
Although my skills are lacking, I remain fascinated with the game and the passion which it creates. It was very apparent at the PIA MidAmerica Kansas City Golf Tournament yesterday. There were nearly 200 folks, including volunteers, in attendance. Many of them drove over an hour to get there since Smithville, Missouri is a bit off the beaten path. As I’ve realized over the years, the game is very social for many, and it was apparent yesterday with the smiles and excited voices heard prior, during and after the round. More important, it was seeing our graphic arts community coming together to enjoy the day and get away from the daily grind which made the day very rewarding for me and the PIA staff.
I’m going to miss these events, but the game of golf will still be there. Maybe with a bit of free time and a bit of focus, my game will improve. Now, what did I do with my niblick?