This is my fair warning to all the die-hard golfers out there, we’re back…….
I used to be a fairly avid golfer, but this is going back at least 30 years. Then from an avid golfer I went to more of a social golfer then just stopped playing. My husband has probably never exceeded a social golfer. It has been probably 12 years since we last played golf and in that time period we probably went to the driving range twice. Since we haven’t played for 12 years and we had purchased our clubs years before we can honestly say our clubs are antiques. We went to some local golf shops and I am truly amazed at how the golf clubs have gotten so large, especially the driver.
So I writing this as sort of a warning to let all the people here at Sun City know that we’re getting back into golf and other golfers beware. My husband went for a lesson, more as a refresher course, so today we went to the driving range, yes with my antique clubs. We have a very nice neighbor that has let Fred try his old set of clubs, which are probably no more than 3 years old, much newer than his set. You can’t expect much the first time out, but I can happily say that I not only hit some balls, some of them actually looked real nice – in the air and straight. Then of course there were the shots that sliced or hooked and then there were the ones that never really made it into the air. But I am happy, I could have been worse. I know it’s going to take some practice and we need to be consistent about practicing, but I feel I’m ready to get back into the game.
Our Sun City has 3 – 18 hole courses so I have no excuses. I can drive my golf cart right from my garage onto the course, you can’t get anymore convenient than that. No more lugging them out of the car, getting them all setup on the cart, now it’s just drive over there and play. There is also an advantage to playing on these courses over the general public courses, as I watch the players I know I won’t be the worst player. But then again I certainly won’t be the oldest player. I feel very compatible with the ladies here in the community. There are of course the hot shots that are very good, but I just won’t be playing with them. I don’t think I’ll ever get good, but I think I’ll get back to enjoying the game.
It’s a wonderful sport for enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. With a cart it really isn’t that tiring, and it’s an activity that fills a complete day, and hopefully somewhere along the way we’ll have fun and hopefully as we play more see some progress and improvements in our abilities. I remember when I used to play you always want that last shot to be great, it keeps you coming back for more. So to all those fellow golfers out there, hit the ball hard and straight and hope for a hole in one this year. Enjoy the cart path you’re on.