Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern

Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern

Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What jumps out at you? Start there, and try a twist: write in the form of a letter.


Understand is the word. 😉

Dear Golf God,

This morning, I played 9 holes. Before I went to golf course, I prayed to you: Please don’t let my ball go into the water or the sand trap because golf balls are not cheap, and I do usually take 2 or 3 shots to get out of the bunker; Please don’t let me hit the ground before hitting the ball because that’s a little embarrassed for this old lady. I promised, in return, I would repair all my divots and I would clear other player’s foot prints in the bunker if I happen to see some. I informed you that I would wear a green golf shirt and our tee time is at 9:30.

Well, I lost two balls in the water; I was in the sand trap twice; and I hit ground three times. What went wrong?

I am not complaining here. Really. I just want to take the responsibility to correct my mistakes. Did I pray at a wrong time… maybe I should pray the night before? Should I improve my communication skill… maybe I should speak in both English and Chinese? Please help me understand.

Wait. At the last minute, I changed to wear a blue golf shirt. Is that it?

Sincerely yours,


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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6 Responses to Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern

  1. pambrittain says:

    I thought you were supposed to wear garish plaid, clashing clothes.


    • Helen C says:

      Ha ha ha… That was my problem. I have been going to the driving range whenever I could, but my game has not been improved a bit ;-(


      • pambrittain says:

        I was on a team of four, golfing in a tournament in Gold Canyon. We were so slow that we skipped six holes. When asked what hole we skipped (there were snoops watching us), we said number six. Heh, heh. They never knew, but we were asked not to come back.


        • Helen C says:

          That’s so funny. I skipped one hole today after the ball went into the water (I should say that I refused to play that hole 😉 I was probably slow since it took us 2.5 hours to finish 9 holes. Hopefully I will do better next time.


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