Moe’s Poem

Golf is happiness, for happiness is achievement.

The father is motivation.

The mother is encouragement.

The fine golf swing is truly achievement.

Man may lie, steal and cheat for gain, but that will never gain a golf swing.

To gain a golf swing, man must work.

Yet it is work without toil.

It is exercise without the boredom.

It is intoxication without the hangover.

It is stimulation without the pills.

It is failure, yet its success shines even more brightly.

It is frustration, yet it nourishes patience.

It irritates, yet its soothing is far greater.

It is futility, yet it nurtures hope.

It is defeating, yet it generates courage.

It is humbling, yet it ennobles the human spirit.

It is dignity, yet it rejects arrogance.

Its price is high, yet its rewards are richer.

Some day it is a boy’s pastime, yet it builds men.

It is a buffer for the stresses of today’s living.

It cleans the mind and rejuvenates the body.

It is these things and many more for those of us who know it and love it.

Golf is truly happiness.


2 comments on “Moe’s Poem”
  1. Richard Sutherland says:

    Do we know when Moe penned this?


    1. Todd Graves says:

      Im not sure Moe actually wrote this poem. It might have been Paul Bertholy – one of Moe’s influences.


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