Saturday, June 22, 2013

First Things First

A New Yorker showed up at the Austin Country Club one day.  He said he'd heard about this famous teacher, this Penick fellow.
     I asked, "What can I do for you?"
     "If you're such a great teacher, teach me how to get out of sand traps," the New Yorker said.
     "Not so fast," I said.  "I can teach you how to get out of sand traps.  But I'm not going to do it until I teach you how to avoid getting into them in the first place."
-Harvey Penick,  Harvey Penick's Little Red Book:  Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf

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