personal narrative final draft

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December 10, 2007 Matt Doherty Personal Narrative Final Draft A Good Walk Spoiled It’s a sport like none other. People spend lifetimes obsessing over it. Age is not a factor: an 85-year-old can be better than a 20-year-old. Mark Twain once called it a “good walk spoiled.” Golf has been a passion of mine since my grandfather introduced the game to me at age ten. Since then, I have been like every other hopeless golfer, walking around a large expanse of nature, obsessively trying to find the bottom of a four-and-one-quarter inch diameter cup – and having my walk “spoiled” by this seemingly simple task, which indeed is quite difficult. So it should come as no surprise that one of the best experiences of my life happened on a golf course. One day three summers ago, my brother Kevin, who was entering his freshman year of high school, and me, entering junior year, were sitting in our house and I convinced him to come play golf with me. You see, my brother is not the best golfer in the world; in fact, he is the definition of a hacker. His philosophy is “if I can hit it in the fairway in two tries off the tee, ill just drop where Matt’s is.” So we arrived at the local municipal course, and strolled to the first tee. It was a hot July day, and the course we were playing at, Dix Hills, was spectacular. The trees
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