What game did you think would be the last on my list of games to play… you guessed it, golf! Okay, maybe curling and bowls are also up there.
But golf was certainly one of the games that I thought I would never be drawn to.
Yet, here I am talking about my new passion, playing golf.
It all started at the beginning of 2016 where I was invited to the driving range with a few mates to basically mess about. A good excuse to get together and drink. And drink we did, but we also spend the afternoon hitting white balls around. Now, I had been to the range before but never really got stuck in. This time though we built some competition into the experience – basically we designed a drinking game around how close people could get to the driving range targets.
Never to shy away from a competition I took on the challenge with full vigour and proved to be rather good. In fact half way through the bucket of golf balls I was clearly winning based on my inebriated state.
After the day, which proved to be thoroughly enjoyable, I decided to sneak back to the range by myself that weekend and test whether my performance the week before was just a fluke. I arrange for the local pro to join me and give me some pointers.
Turns out it wasn’t a fluke. I’m a natural. Of course, ha!
So I have spent the last 4 months getting proper instruction from the golf pro at the range and am now hitting the ball like a seasoned veteran. Next week I have my first full 18 hole experience coming up. I have played 9 holes a few times now, and even made a birdie a week ago, so I am really looking forward to seeing how I perform on the big course next week.
I plan to try break 90 which would effectively give me an 18 handicap. My coach thinks it is possible so I am quite confident.
Now I just need to get some clubs. I have been reviewing these irons on Golf Assessor and I’m about ready to make my purchase.
Will keep y’all posted on how I get on with the game next week.
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