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Getting serious with golf

If I’m going to enjoy the game I need to play below 100. I started this golf thing as a good way to make 10,000 steps a day, but I really don’t want to spend so much time looking for a ball that went astray. I make easily the number of steps on this short golf course because I walk everywhere looking for my lost balls.

It’s no fun to suck at sport. And I suck at golf. Golf is good in a way because it’s an individual sport. I can suck on my own time. It’s much worse to suck at tennis and get humiliated every game.

Anyway,  I decided to do something about it. I’m getting lessons.

Getting golf lessonsThere is a pro at Hudson Park golf range and I signed up for 10 lessons with him. Starting next week. They are not cheap. 500$ for 10 half hour lessons, but I am sure they will be better than learning from youtube. I want to see what I’m doing wrong. I want him to point out faults in my swing. I’m not that interested in making putts or even short game. I need to start with the swing, and he pointed out there there are things we can easily improve on.

I’m really looking forward to that. I know how much fun it is to hit a good shot. Long and straight. It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe. I manage 1 or 2 of these every round. I may hit 20 over par, but I will certainly remember that one drive that I made, or that putt that I sunk.

I made a par here and there, so that is quite nice, but as I said, that Hudson Park golf course is very short. The longest par 4 is barely 250m and the shortest par 3 is 78m. If there was no rough between the tee and green I could probably use a putter on it. 🙂 Good for the ego. Definitely possible to break par on it, one day… hopefully soon.

I’m getting hooked on this thing and I can’t wait to improve my game. I’m already thinking on getting new equipment, but I need to be practical. At this stage of the game, the issues I have with the bad shots are not the club’s fault. They are mine, and improving my game will make a much bigger change to my game than new golf clubs. But they do look nice, and shiny… 🙂

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