When I picked up the game of golf as a teenager, I cheated. I’d move a ball out of a bad lie. I’d drop without a penalty after plunking one in the drink (losing a ball was penalty enough, right?). I’d call a gimme putt if it were within the length of a club.

After a golf course in college and spending enough time on the course, I stopped cheating at golf. It’s a game that deserves your manners.

In the NFL you never see an O-lineman approach an official and call holding on himself. In golf it’s different.

I’ve heard you can see into someone’s character on the course. I believe it.

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