Saturday, October 10, 2009

Even Tiger is a Student of the Game

Our new favorite book is Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.

In a very short chapter entitled, “Even a Professional Does Not Hesitate to Ask for Help,” Pressfield writes,

“Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer in the world. Yet he has a teacher; he works with Butch Harmon. And Tiger doesn’t endure this instruction or suffer through it—he revels in it. It’s his keenest professional joy to get out there on the practice tee with Butch, to learn more about the game he loves.

Tiger Woods is the consummate professional. It would never occur to him, as it would to an amateur, that he knows everything, or can figure everything out on his own. On the contrary, he seeks out the most knowledgeable teacher and listens with both ears. The student of the game knows that the levels of revelation that can unfold in golf, as in any art, are inexhaustible.”

So no more jokes about our enrollment in Golf I for the 4th time, ok?

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