Showing posts with label The Masters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Masters. Show all posts

The Masters Golfing Event - A Bit of History

 April Riddle

What do April, green jackets, Amen Corner, azaleas and traditions have in common?   

Answer:  The Masters.  

The Masters is magic and the one sporting event that I almost never miss.  The Masters is as close as we get to a royal event.  There is pomp and circumstance, golfing elite, ceremonial clothes and the honoring of traditions.  In this day and age of texts, tweets, instant gratification and disposable everything, tradition gives us a sense of continuity and of safety.

Players, caddies, announcers and spectators change, but the rhythm of The Masters remains the same.  We can count on first class play, immaculately groomed greens, spectacular scenery and a true display of sportsmanship.   

Tradition connects us with our history and foretells expectations of the future.  One of my favorite commercials shows a man following players at The Masters.  When no one is looking he picks up a divot, takes it home, builds a special display area and plants his piece of history.  We all want to connect with those things that are meaningful to us. 

I know this is a leap but I think this desire to connect with important things from the past is why libraries, the smell of a printed book, newspapers and family pictures hold such a powerful place in our hearts.

So, this month spend some time reflecting on those traditions that bring continuity and safety to your world…..and tune in to The Masters.

Martha Swirzinski

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