Golf! Everyone’s talking about it! Our forgotten little corner of the sports world is in a strange place at the moment. The game itself couldn’t be better. The post-COVID boom shows no signs of slowing down and new courses are being built or renovated at the fastest rate in decades. But there’s also the looming spectre of golf-ball rollback and, of course, LIV Golf’s ongoing power grab. Like it or not, “professional golf” is the side of the game most people see, and it is, quite frankly, a mess.
So if you’re feeling down – if Rahm’s $A900-million defection and the prospect of losing five metres off the tee has you worried that this Christmas might be a blue one – just check out this heartwarming video, which surfaced on Twitter/X on Tuesday.
Two dudes I completely trust to make sure the clubs get on and off the plane safely
— W (@ZitiDoggsGolf) December 13, 2023
Imagine you’re headed home for Christmas. Your flight was delayed three hours, your bag wouldn’t fit in the overhead compartment and your sister just texted to let you know she’s bringing her new boyfriend to Christmas dinner. Then you look out at the window to see these two guys working on their golf swings together. Sure, maybe that’s why your flight has been sitting on the tarmac for 90 minutes with no explanation, but it almost makes it worth it.
Anyway, we hope this brings you a little Christmas cheer. Golf might be in a weird place right now, but as long as we have men and women like this keeping the fire lit, it will be just fine in the long run.