“Mark Twain” was wrong; Golf is a good walk unspoiled

Mark Twain is often quoted as having said that “golf is a good walk spoiled”, but the problem is it’s wrong. It’s certainly not in any of Twain’s written works, in fact there are no records of him ever uttering it at all.


In my latest article for Golf Link I argue that very rarely is “golf a good walk spoiled” – a quote often misattributed to Mark Twain.

What other sport, or indeed what other endeavour encourages people to spend four hours in the company of people you’ve never met before? It’s a unique experience that is humbling, fascinating and often, eye-opening.

It’s been said before (not by Twain) that you can tell a lot about a person by playing a round of golf with them.

My measure for the mark of a golfer’s composure (or on-course likability if you like) is how different one’s personality is after a good tee shot compared to a bad one.

Check out the full article at GOLFLINK: GOLF IS A GOOD WALK UNSPOILED 

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  • it was actually Winston Churchill who said that


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