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Golf & The Glass Bead Game

9 mins 10 mths

Golf is a great game and there are millions of people who can attest to that. Some 66 million golfers teed it up around the globe in 2021. It is a game played most obviously with the hands and arms holding a club and swinging it at a small ball. The physical dimension of golf demands great timing and exacting accuracy off the tee and ground toward the target, whether it be fairway or green. Mastering this outer manifestation of the game is no easy task. There is another aspect to golf, however, which is characterised as the mental game. Perhaps, a game within a game? Golf and the Glass Bead game could be a worthy comparison for those familiar with the idea from the novel of Hermann Hesse.

Culture The Mental Side