The Thirty6ix Manifesto

We’re not making the pro tour.  We gave that up years ago.  But we still play as if we were.  We still grind.  We want to get better.  It feels good to get better. We’re not ashamed.  In fact, we’re proud.  Proud to have something to do whenever we can.  Not because we have to but because we want to. Not because we’re told to.  Not because everyone else is doing it.  It’s our choice.  It’s our decision.
Sometimes we can play.  Sometimes we can’t.  Sometimes our good shots go really wrong.  Sometimes the bad ones turn out very right.  Sometimes we get confused between golf and real life.  Sometimes we wonder if there really is a difference.  Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that is just a game.  Sometimes we wonder if life is just a game.
We’re here for the experiences over material goods.  Skills over wasted time. Outside instead of inside. Naturally induced highs over chemically.  Ok, maybe a little bit of chemically induced highs, but just the natural kind. We feel best after putting in the hard work.  We call it hard work but it never feels that way.
Sure, we do other things.  But the game follows us wherever we go.  It’s everywhere, hiding in plain sight.  Most people don’t notice, but you do.  Because you are one of us.
You grind on weeknights until it’s dark.  You spend saturday afternoons on the practise green. You work on your swing while waiting for the bus.  Sometimes you don’t even stop if people are looking.  You say the store is a 9-iron away, not a block away.  You don’t always feel comfortable wearing a polo in public.  Sometimes you don’t feel comfortable wearing a polo on the course. Sometimes you wear one because you have to.  Sometimes you don’t keep score, but in reality you’re always keeping score.   Sometimes you hit it long, but usually short.  Sometimes you throw darts and miss putts.  Sometimes you drain bombs.
You dream about the game.  You constantly compare the game to life.  For you maybe it’s not just a game.  For you, maybe its life.
We are your brothers, your playing partners, your buddy you see once a year for a round.  Your buddy you see once a day for a round.  We are the hackers.  We are the grinders.  We are the shooters.
We are the future.
We are you.

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