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Sandlot Golf!

Check out my new website: SandLotGolf.JMB.mx

Here’s a bit of explanation about what the project is about:

Excerpt: This website is dedicated to the game of “Sandlot Golf,” a version of the game of golf that is played with minimal equipment and not on actual maintained golf courses, such as vacant fields, parks (where one is allowed to do so), etc.

The website was inspired in part by the remarks of current (but hopefully for not long), US President Donald Trump who famously said in an interview with Fortune magazine that:

 

I think I’m in a minority, but I feel differently about golf. I feel golf should be an aspirational game, something people aspire to. People should come to golf, golf shouldn’t come to them…

Golf should be something beautiful, elegant, something people aspire to play eventually.

Is that elitist?

It may be elitist, and perhaps that’s what golf needs. Let golf be elitist. When I say “aspire,” that’s a positive word. Let people work hard and aspire to some day be able to play golf. To afford to play it. They’re trying to teach golf to people who will never be able to really play it. They’re trying too hard. Because of the expense of playing, and the land needed, golf is never going to be basketball, where all you need is a court.

All these great athletes, you know what they do when they retire? They do nothing but play golf. Basketball players, hockey players, football players, all they want to do is golf.

Let it be aspirational instead of bringing it down by trying to get players to do it when they’re 15 years old and they’re also learning other sports. I think it’s very damaging to the game.

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