One True Authentic Swing
Golf is not about hitting the ball, but finding the authentic swing, says Bagger Vance.
I often think about this scene in my mind, when I feel trapped by fear. In particular, fear of failure.
In another scene, Bagger Vance says that a game can not be won, but only played. Winning is an objective experience. You get championship title, trophy, perhaps money. Playing, on the other hand, is a very subjective experience. Only we ourselves can tell what that game meant.
“Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can, rob us of that swing… It get buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas… Some folk even forget what their swing was like… ”
– Bagger Vance