The 23 most calming things in golf

Golf Digest

As infuriating as golf can seem at times, most of us have an affinity for this game because of its ability to get us to relax. Now more than ever, our appreciation for the calming aspects of golf have grown stronger.

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Having the first tee time of the day and sweeping the dew.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Having the first tee time of the day and sweeping the dew.
Finding the fairway off the first tee.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Finding the fairway off the first tee.
A twilight round without having to wait on the group ahead.
The 23 most calming things in golf
A twilight round without having to wait on the group ahead.
Any round without having to wait on the group ahead.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Any round without having to wait on the group ahead.
Having a clear afternoon to go to the range.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Having a clear afternoon to go to the range.
An empty short-game practice area.
The 23 most calming things in golf
An empty short-game practice area.
Freshly cut greens.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Freshly cut greens.
The smell of cabretta leather from a freshly unwrapped golf glove.
The 23 most calming things in golf
The smell of cabretta leather from a freshly unwrapped golf glove.
Adam Scott’s swing on loop.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Adam Scott’s swing on loop.
Any old Ben Hogan instructional video.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Any old Ben Hogan instructional video.
When you hear the “Augusta” theme song by Dave Loggins come on.
The 23 most calming things in golf
When you hear the “Augusta” theme song by Dave Loggins come on.
The smooth, dulcet tones of Jim Nantz.
The 23 most calming things in golf
The smooth, dulcet tones of Jim Nantz.
An old Jim McKay-Dave Marr-Bob Rosburg exchange on ABC classic U.S. Open broadcasts.
The 23 most calming things in golf
An old Jim McKay-Dave Marr-Bob Rosburg exchange on ABC classic U.S. Open broadcasts.
Lingering on the tee of a beautiful golf hole to fully soak in the moment.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Lingering on the tee of a beautiful golf hole to fully soak in the moment.
Beautiful aerial golf-course shots.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Beautiful aerial golf-course shots.
Admiring your favorite golf-course photos.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Admiring your favorite golf-course photos.
Catching just the right amount of sand on a bunker shot.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Catching just the right amount of sand on a bunker shot.
Hitting a crisp chip shot that hops and spins back on a dime.
The 23 most calming things in golf
Hitting a crisp chip shot that hops and spins back on a dime.
A great on-course conversation.
The 23 most calming things in golf
A great on-course conversation.
The post-round drink or cigar.
The 23 most calming things in golf
The post-round drink or cigar.
Biting into your favorite on-course snack (maybe a fresh hot dog with chopped onions, anyone?)
The 23 most calming things in golf
Biting into your favorite on-course snack (maybe a fresh hot dog with chopped onions, anyone?)
A great new golf book.
The 23 most calming things in golf
A great new golf book.
The smile on your child’s face after that first solid hit.
The 23 most calming things in golf
The smile on your child’s face after that first solid hit.

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