In the 4thcentury, the early Christian thinker Tertullian asked, derisively, “What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem?” This rhetorical query seems intended to distance philosophy—Athens—and theology or divine revelation—Jerusalem. Yet much of the Christian tradition has answered contrary to Tertullian. Athens and Jerusalem do have much to say to each other.

Now to the point at hand. To ask the question: “What does Athens have to do with St. Andrew’s?” What of philosophy and golf? (Athens—philosophy—and St. Andrews—a symbol for all of golf, inclusive of courses from Merion to your local Muni.) Do they enjoy any convergence? The short answer is to say: Yes, most certainly. As philosophy is oriented toward and concerned with the totality of reality as such, then, yes, philosophy can be concerned with golf and its attending realities.

So this is a golf site devoted to meaning, not mechanics.

The interplay between golf and philosophy is potentially rich and wide ranging. Philosophy as the love and pursuit of wisdom; golf a game countless people do in fact love. This site is an endeavor in getting to know both golf and philosophy better, which, it is hoped, helps give a clearer and better image of the human person and the person’s place in the cosmos.

The goal of this site is to publish readable pieces. Readable in both accessibility and length (ballpark 400-800 words). Potential contributors are invited to consider enriching the exploration to which this site is committed. You can reach me, the editor, at athensstandrews@gmail.com to send along your ideas.