Elgin Golf Club

Writing About Golf

10 mins 2 yrs

A lot of golfers ask me why I bother writing about golf because it is essentially an experiential activity and not so much a theoretical study. Firstly, I write for a living and I love writing, so writing about something I love doing makes sense to me. Secondly, writing is a form of communication and it involves a search for meaning. Identifying and conveying some of the more nuanced riches at the heart of the game is, I find, a worthy endeavour. Golfing deserves a chronicler who seeks out the special nature of this unique activity. Understanding deepens the experience in my view.