Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy National Punctuation Day

In honor of National Punctuation Day, here's a quote on the importance of commas, periods, semicolons, etc., from Ernest Hemingway that incorporates golf.

"My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements."

The left photo is of Hemingway, who I do not believe was a golfer, shaking the hand of Fidel Castro. The right picture is of the Cuban leader golfing. Unfortunately, Castro banned golf in Cuba and all the courses there have been destroyed or gone fallow, including two Donald Ross designs, the Havana Biltmore (1927) and Havana Country Club (1911).

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