If you know me, then you know I love golf. Next to my work and my family, it’s one of the most important things in my life. I think it’s the best sport out there because you, the player, are in charge of your game.
It’s not about how much money you have or who you know. It’s about you, your connection to the club, and its connection to the ball. It really all comes back to you.
I’m bringing up golf because not only do I love the game, but April 10 also happens to be Golfer’s Day. And with the weather improving, it’s a great time to talk about golf and actually get out for an afternoon! Personally, I can’t think of a better way to spend Golfer’s Day.
Golf takes a lot of practice. You’re going to have a lot of bad shots, but that’s just part of learning the game. If you hit it into the water or a bunker, it’s on you, and you have to figure out how you’re going to avoid those traps the next time you play. I’m still practicing, too. I’ve been playing for years, and I still take lessons because I want to improve my game. At $30–$40 for lessons, that’s gold if I take something away from it.
The game is also accessible to practically anyone. As long as you can hit that ball, you can play. A few weeks back, I was playing with an 83-year-old who held his own out there! I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I do wish I started playing when I was younger — I was 35 when I first took it up. But I see kids out on the course having a great time and doing very well, too.
It’s also good for you! It’s a great way to get a few hours of physical activity (and mental activity, when you consider the planning and strategy that goes into each shot). As an outdoors person, I love to take my time on beautiful days and not only enjoy the game but also my surroundings.
Another thing I really love about golf is that no matter where you go, there’s a golf course somewhere nearby. So, if you’re really in the mood to play, chances are you’ll be able to find a course within driving distance (no pun intended).I’ve had the fortune of playing at some premier golf courses. I’ve been to St Andrews Links in Scotland and Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of my bucket list courses, and I’m hoping to get out there later this year.
If you get the chance to hit a few balls at the range or spend the afternoon at a local course, take that opportunity. I know I will!
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