No doubt about it, as a golfer, I suck. I often feel cursed that the Gods would infuse me with an un-quenching love for a game that I’m so good at being so bad at. I’m 44 years old and as a kid I was fairly athletic. In high school I lettered in football and track. I’m also a pretty good juggler, so I have hand-eye coordination. Why then, I ask, can’t I get a handle on this silly game?!?!
I started golfing about 10 years ago when my boss invited me to go to the driving range. I picked up a set of
After that I didn’t play for a number of years. About three years ago I picked up the game again. Pulling the old yard sale clubs out of storage I went to the driving range and started wacking away. Some hacker started laughing at me so I asked him, “What’s so funny?”
“Your clubs,” he answered. “They should be in a museum.”
“Ah ha,” I thought. “That’s my problem. I need new clubs.”
So I promptly went to Costco and bought a brand new set of Golden Bear clubs; found a little par three nine-hole course near my house which is great for a beginner; and learned that the clubs were definitely not my problem. Eventually I talked my wife into playing and bought her a set of Golden Bear also. So, every weekend we set about doing our chores and always ended up at the par three course. Last year we took lessons and I got better! My wife got pregnant and stopped playing, which was fine with me because now I can go out to real eighteen hole courses and play. Of course, playing alone means I get hooked up with others. And I suck, so that’s often funny.
I signed up for another 6 lessons and have only taken one. Since then I still haven’t broken 100 but I’m close (not including mulligans). So maybe I’m not sucking so badly.
In this blog I hope to chronicle the trials and tribulations of a bad golfer trying to get better. Check back. Future posts will include:
- How I got ripped off buying my next set of clubs.
- Playing alone and getting hooked up with golfers who don’t suck.
- My most embarrassing shot ever (it’s a doozy).
- And future experiences I have at the course, range, or taking lessons.
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