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Lessons of the sand trap

Golf is a risk reward sport which parallels life in many ways. Like life, a journey around a golf course presents many challenges, obstacles, hazards and decision points.

Recently, professional golfer Hunter Mahan won the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship in part, by wishing his ball into a sand trap. That’s right, as he watched the flight of his approach shot to one of the greens, you could hear him say “get in the trap”. Don’t they call it a trap because it is someplace to avoid? Most amateur golfers fear their ball landing in a sand trap. Why would Mahan want his ball to go into the trap? What does he know that the amateur does not?

There are things in life that are difficult to learn, yet easy to do once you know how. Learning to ride