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Here's some inspiration for you golfing dreamers

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Can you be good at golf especially starting later in life or at any point i suppose?

 

look at this man Walter Travis

 

Dream on eh.

post #2 of 4

Cool turning 36 next week, thinking maybe my first major victory in 2016. lol

post #3 of 4

Wish I would have know this 20 years ago!

post #4 of 4

Very cool.  An excerpt from his bio:

"The second-place finish to Laurie Auchterlonie was the highest by an amateur in the Open, and rather than collect the $100 prize, Travis asked the USGA to reserve $75 for a trophy. The remaining $25 was given to his playing companion, Alex Smith, whom Travis thought displayed "thoroughly sportsmanlike spirit throughout.""

 

Is this possibly the earliest known record of gamesmanship?  "Hey buddy you tried hard, I don't really need this prize pool.  Take this cash and maybe invest it in your game."

 

But seriously that's a very cool thing he did both the instance above and his whole story.

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