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THE PRISTINE JOYS OF GOLF
Arnold Palmer
July 15, 1963
The game is more than swings and. scores. It is pleasing postures and graceful maneuvers repeated again and again in a ritual that excites the senses. At right: the silent, magic moment as a ball is teed up.
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July 15, 1963

The Pristine Joys Of Golf

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The game is more than swings and. scores. It is pleasing postures and graceful maneuvers repeated again and again in a ritual that excites the senses. At right: the silent, magic moment as a ball is teed up.

The elegant arc of a curving putt, etched into a morning dew

The deep-grooved wedge, cleaned as a prelude to a pitch shot

The exploding earth, signal of a strong escape from trouble

The game's warm rhythm, heightened by a bright white sun

The goal of the game is stated in a single move: the long reach of a smooth, gloved hand down toward the short-clipped grass and into the cup for the putt that has dropped, climaxing the play of the hole.

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