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It’s funny, but with all the time I spent playing golf, I never thought I was a real golfer. I never felt good enough to really

belong out there. It

doesn’t make much sense, since I scored better than av- erage and a lot of people en- vied my game, but I always felt that if I was just a little better or a little more consis- tent, then I’d feel really good. I’d be satisfied with my game. But I never was. It was always “One of these days I’ll get it” or “One day I’ll get there” and now here I am. I can’t play anymore, and I never got there.

I met a whole lot of different James Fish, employee at Golf Mart sports his favorite paper! Art by Marie Doyle

people out on the course. That was one of the best things about the game. But aside from my regular partners and a few others, I don’t feel like I got to know many of those people very well. I know they didn’t really get to know me. At times they probably didn’t want to. I was pretty occupied with my own game most of the time and didn’t have much time for anyone else, espe- cially if I wasn’t playing well. So why am I writing you this letter anyway, just to com- plain? Not really. Like I said, my golfing experience wasn’t that bad. But it could have been so much better, and I see that so clearly now. I want to tell you, so you can learn from it. I don’t want you getting to my age and feeling the same regrets I’m feeling now. I wish, I wish. Sad words, I suppose, but necessary. I wish I could have played the game with more joy, more freedom. I was always so concerned with “doing it right” that I never seemed to be able to enjoy just doing it at all. I was so hard on myself, never satisfied, always expecting more. Who was I trying to please? Certainly not myself, because I never did. If there were people whose opin- ions were important enough to

...continued on page 28 In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. ~ Alice Walker

JOKES & Humor #5 Two boys were

arguing in class when the teacher entered the room. The

teacher asked, "Why are you arguing?" One boy answered, "We found a ten-dollar bill and decided to give it to whoever tells the biggest lie."

"You should be ashamed of yourselves," said the teacher. "When I was your age, I didn't even know what a lie was."

The boys gave the ten dollars to the teacher.

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