Golf and the Secret of Life

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A bit of wisdom from John Coyne, speaking of his book, The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan, in an interview on Peace Corps online (Coyne is a former volunteer):

Ben Hogan always said that he had discovered the secret of golf. That comment has resulted in numerous articles and books about his golf swing as players and writers try to define that “secret,” but I flipped the question and had Hogan show that the secret of life comes from golf, and it is knowing that what matters in golf [and life] is always the next shot, the next step, that one has to keep moving forward in life. It is my attempt to be philosophical, to place the game of golf in a larger context than just a simple match between two players.