Golf – A winter Sport?

The sun shone brightly. The temperature was 45°. I was in a sparkling mood. I set the time to 1:10 at Sunset Valley Golf Course, the only available off-season near me. I was in outdoor winter gear to challenge the steeps & slopes that were aided by the chilly winds of Pompton Plains.  I hadContinue reading “Golf – A winter Sport?”

Salt of the Earth

“It’s not the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Mohammad Ali Logic does not live in hearts and the mind is no place for love. Passion asks no questions and reason looks for answers. A smile fills an eye and a hug doesn’t satisfy the hungry. SoilContinue reading “Salt of the Earth”

In for the Moment

“Only you can decide what happens in the next chapter.” Unknown Who knows what tomorrow may bring? Living in now and today is the greatest gift. A weather app can predict the temperature, a calendar can tell us tomorrow’s date, and a teacher can give homework for the next day. A boss can give usContinue reading “In for the Moment”

Stimulation of the Simulation

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.” Ralph Marston Suitable weather is the utmost prerequisite for playing golf. This winter, I am stuck in New York. And the weather this year is unusually harsh here. That makes golfing out of the question. Although I am used to playing golf on almost frozen grounds, thisContinue reading “Stimulation of the Simulation”

Snow & Smog

It was the second Sunday of the last month of the year 2022. Without being predicted by the weather app, sleet began to fall. It gradually picked up the pace and turned into snow. From there, white flakes continued steadily for hours and hours.  An unusual snowfall brings abrupt changes in activities and mood ofContinue reading “Snow & Smog”

November Golf

“Don’t be in such a hurry. That little white ball isn’t going to run away from you.” — Patty Berg Calm, composure, collectedness, and cool are a few of the ingredients of a correct golf shot. Posture, positioning, preparation, and practice are some flavors that help in hitting a perfect one.  Focusing on these elementsContinue reading “November Golf”

Botanical Stanza

Although Hudson Valley has its own reputation in terms of its scenery and landscape, the colors of October are uniquely magical and mesmerizing. With green trees turning red, pink, maroon, yellow, and off-white, the valley resembles an Indian bride. Where the river, lakes, and the sky add blue to the scene. Black curvy country roads,Continue reading “Botanical Stanza”

Miracles in Golf

“A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.” Jack Nicklaus  It’s a great feeling to hit a straight shot. Usually, feelings need a face or a dialect to express themselves. In golf, however, a strong vocal cord will do. A round of golf often is a chess board of multiple miracles andContinue reading “Miracles in Golf”