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Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer famously described golf as “deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time-rewarding and maddening — and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

Anyone who views the sport with similar passion is invited to a golf retreat at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. All skill levels are welcome.

“The Spirit of Golf: A Retreat for Men and Women” will take place from 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, through 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Steve Spilde, associate director at the center and dedicated golfer, will lead participants through a relaxing and fun-filled experience of golf, friendship and good food.

The retreat will include 18 holes of golf, time for personal reflection, group discussions that link golf and spirituality, and an evening social.

“You don’t have to be a great player or even a good player,” Spilde said. “But this retreat is for anyone who enjoys an opportunity to be out on the golf course and spend time with others who enjoy golf.

Cost is $200 for full retreat, which includes greens fees and golf cart, all meals and one night’s stay, or $160 for commuters (greens fees and golf cart, Friday night social, Saturday lunch and dinner).

To secure your spot, go to www.fscenter.org or by phone at 608-791-5295 before May 26.

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FMC651

Which golf course are they playing during the retreat?

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