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At Least We Have Golf!

The golf course may be the one place that we can all congregate and be on the same side – supporting to each other after bad shots and cheering one another after fabulous drives. It’s the place that a Democrat can give a pat on the back to a Republican and a Republican can high-5 a Democrat. It’s the place that Conservatives can say “Alright, awesome shot – that was fantastic” to a Liberal and a Liberal can say “it was a pleasure to play with you” to a Conservative.

On the golf course it’s ‘all for one and one for all’ – enjoyable golf is a bipartisan initiative.

On the golf course – political views are often not exchanged. The talk is about golf and being around people you enjoy. It’s the one place that we’re all supporting the same agenda – ‘the search for consistency on the golf course’. And when a Golfer that’s been struggling all day – finally hits a good golf shot: we all get excited for that person – regardless of political party, skin color, religious background or even if they live in New Jersey – and that’s the way it should be. The golf course is the Green Zone – it’s the place where we can get away from all the nonsense.

Sure, you might be unlucky every-once-in-a-while to get stuck with a jerk – but that’s just the way it is. The good people that you meet and the friendships that you create – far out-weigh the occasional annoying Golfer you’re stuck with for 18 holes.

Whenever I open up the newspaper – all I read about is war

Whenever I switch-on the television – all I see is Democrats hating Republicans and Republicans hating Democrats

‘At least we have Golf’

Whenever I turn on the radio – all I hear is that we’re going from recession into depression

And whenever my computer finally comes up and Internet Explorer goes to Yahoo – all the intellectual chatter is about Brittany Spears or Paris Hilton

‘At least we have Golf’

Have you ever played 9-holes and walked into the clubhouse before going onto #10; passed through the bar area where the television has some sort of news on? Have you ever felt the shock of coming back into the real world after spending 2 utopian hours on the golf course with nothing to think about besides golf and friendship?

Being able to focus on your golf game for 18 holes (4 hours or so) without talk of bail-outs or Vice Presidential candidates or political emails putting the other-side down – being able to get away for 18 holes may be more important now than I can ever remember. Well, at least for me it is. During these tense times – let golf be your outlet to get away from it all. This maybe the one time that if the pace of play is slow – it may be a blessing in disguise!

In this time of many questions – the tendency is for people to stay away from the golf course. It’s my belief that in these times – you should spend a little more time at the golf course. Get away from everything that’s out there – and get back to what makes you happy.

One side says we shouldn’t be there – the other side says we need to be there

One side says that it’s their fault we’re in this mess – the other side says it’s not us, it’s you

‘At least we have Golf’

One side says we need a bail-out – the other side says don’t give away my money

And I don’t give a rat’s butt about Brittany Spears or Paris Hilton!

‘At least we have Golf’

In these uncertain times when many people are worried about tomorrow – let alone next week or next month or next year … At least you have Golf.

In these times where many people are scared for their money and nervous about their jobs and worried about who’s going to be the next President … At least you have Golf

And tonight (October 2nd, 2008), during the Vice Presidential Debate – with a 100 million people watching here in the US and probably millions more in other countries around the world – when you hear either of the candidates give an answer that you disagree with, don’t get upset, don’t let it affect your blood pressure, don’t say anything hateful – just roll your eyes, rotate your head from side to side and look at whoever’s in the room with you and say: ‘At least we have Golf’.

Then wake-up Friday morning, ditch work and get in 18 holes!

The Monkey gets sucked into ‘the sky is falling’ philosophy

The Player tees it up!

Go ahead, Be a Player!

Regards,

Marc Solomon – Your Instructor For Life

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