The Retrograde Podcast – Hot Shots Golf
It’s Hot Shots Golf this week on The Retrograde (also known as Everybody’s Golf)!
Andrew and Mikey also discuss the Spiderman Turf Wars DLC, catch up on Red Dead Redemption 2, and even cross mediums to discuss some current movie news!
“Golf is a good walk spoiled.”
This entertaining quote, first used in 1948, is often attributed to one Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as American writer and humourist Mark Twain.
However, given Twain died in 1910, the likelihood of this quote being his is somewhat questionable.
How could it be, then, that a man known for his wit before the turn of the century could have been retroactively made to seem more cool by claiming, nearly 4 decades after his death, that he had perfectly summed up one of the world’s most appreciated pastimes?
It makes more sense to consider how just about anything can be made better in retrospect. Take, for example, the game of golf itself. This game which has its most closely linked roots to a Scotland circa 1457, made us take an entirely new look at a relatively unknown game from the Song Dynasty of the year 960 in considering the true inspirations of today’s game.
That said, the evolution of icons, pastimes, and more are constantly being retroactively reinvented.
With the onset of videogames, we were further able to lend an element of cartoonish absurdity to what was otherwise known as one of the most gentlemanly activities in which one could partake.
Hell, even one of the most iconic reimaginings of what a golf game to be was recently rebranded and reinvented under an entirely new name.
But was this introduction and reinvention of golf in the digital realm actually a stroke of genius?
Or should we condemn these games to the bunkers of history?
Find out this week, when Andrew and Mikey retrograde: Hot Shots Golf