New Year Resolutions – Golf Poetry

 

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

SWEAR off pulling, swear off slicing,
Swear off ever looking up;
Swear off doing all but shooting
For the center of the cup.

SWEAR off topping, over-swinging,
As you stand upon the tee;
Swear off doing all but holing
Out in three.

– Anonymous, circa 1900

I found this New Year Resolutions golf poem in a scanned book in the Google archives. The author was “anonymous,” and the date somewhere around 1900.

A golfer’s resolutions in 1900 seem to me to be little different from those today.

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