The Seventh Iron
“When I am silent I have thunder hidden inside.”
Amidst the arsenal of a golfer’s weaponry, there exists a singular tool that whispers of ardor and longing: the 7th iron. This very club, often overshadowed by the striking drivers or the delicate putters, carries within its frame a story of romance and a tale of salvation.
"Love is an endless act of forgiveness,"
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch.
So it is with the 7th iron. Golfers, both novice and seasoned, may find themselves faltering or misjudging a shot, but it's the 7th iron that offers a tender embrace of forgiveness. It stands as a bridge, much like the tender strokes of a lover's hand on one's cheek, transitioning between the assertive drive from the tee and the gentle caress towards the green.
Just as Shelley might remark upon the serene and wild West Wind, one could imagine him penning verses about the arc created by the 7th iron— both majestic and awe-inspiring. This club doesn't boast the ferocity of the driver nor the finesse of the putter, yet its utility is undeniable. It's the heart's quiet yearning, not the loud proclamations of love, which resonates deeply, etching an everlasting mark.
The curve and design of the 7th iron can be likened to the very curvature of a romantic lover's note, sealed with warmth and passion.
"She walks in beauty, like the night."
The 7th iron, in its graceful swing, moves in beauty, like the flight of a perfectly struck ball, tracing an arc across the clear blue expanse, only to find solace in the loving embrace of the green.
The relationship between a golfer and their 7th iron is intimate and profound. It’s not the fiery passion of a summer fling but the deep-rooted romance of an old couple walking hand in hand.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If a golfer were to muse similarly about their 7th iron, the list would be long and heartfelt. For in every divot corrected, in every obstacle overcome, in every yard covered, the 7th iron has played its part.
It is said that in romance, it's the silent moments that speak the loudest. This is the ballad of the 7th iron - not in the booming drive that starts the game, nor the triumphant putt that concludes it, but in the silent, steady strokes that form the heart and soul of the journey.
"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
Every time the 7th iron is selected from the bag, it is a testament to the unspoken love and trust the golfer places in it.
Amidst the vast expanse of green, under the vastness of the sky, lies a tale of romance, often unsung, between the golfer and their 7th iron. It might not be the stuff of legendary ballads or epic tales, but in the hushed whispers of the breeze and the gentle rustling of the grass, if one listens closely, one can hear the symphony of love and trust that resonates with every swing of this magnificent club. The 7th iron, in the world of golf, is indeed the unsung hero, a timeless testament to enduring love.
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