In Thomas Moore’s Afterword to the delightful new book, Golf’s Three Noble Truths: The Fine Art of Playing Awake, the renowned author offers this uplifting reminder:

“The next time you play golf, remember that a round of golf is a practice run around life’s opportunities and hazards. Enjoy the game, but not unconsciously. Know that it is a school for the soul, a way to recall and learn how to deal with life’s hazards and traps, bunkers and roughs. You can learn, in the face of life’s unpredictability, how to stand, grip, and swing.”

And, one additional, ironically related, and very surprising golfer’s blog note (thanks to a reader’s posted comment), I learned that as a result of my post on this blog of The Golfer’s Prayer, this golf quote was used in a funeral for a fellow golfer who has left us for the “great track” in the sky. You just never know what will happen… on the course, in life, or as a result of posting something on the Internet…