I’ve Been making my classic reclaimed wood with vintage golf club, hand-lettered signs in the shop this week. Small Batch, Hand Made in Efland, NC. ??.
This Bagger Vance design is new in the shop. (Link to item).
I love Steven Pressfield’s writing! If you haven’t read Bagger Vance, I recommend it, even if you’ve seen the movie. Also, Pressfield’s “Your Authentic Swing” is a great little golf book. He was a caddy in NY as a youngster, he writes what he knows.
I first discovered Steven Pressfield’s writing with his inspirational and motivational books, The War of Art, and Do the Work, which are awesome.
For war and history buffs, his book on the Spartans and the battle of Thermopylae, Gates of Fire, is excellent too.
I sort of abridged the Bagger quote to fit on the 9” x 12” wood, but I love the sentiment of finding the swing that’s within us.
The full quote is here, it applies to life AND golf, in my opinion:
“…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…”