I don’t remember my first 18 holes. Do you? I wish I did. I would like to know how I did, if I enjoyed it, and who I was with. Based on how I play today (not well) I didn’t shoot great.
I do remember getting my first set of clubs, and throwing them into the back of my first vehicle (an old 56 Ford pickup) and driving to the course. My friends and I would hack away, knowing we were horrible, but we didn’t care. We were hanging out, being kids, and laughing. It was awesome.
When I think about golfing as a kid, I primarily think about my father and my friends. I recall laughing and the feeling of freedom and a nostalgic inner-peace. I’m not sure why, but that’s what a golf course represents to me.
Now that decades have passed, every once in a while, that sense of freedom and peace envelops my brain, and I hold on to it as long as I can. Golfing is one of those sports where you feel like you can breath and escape the complexities of life. I think that’s why I like it so much. Who doesn’t need a little escape every now and then?
Though my game doesn’t reflect it, I feel like I’ve learned a lot about golf….and life. With this website, I hope to share some things I’ve learned, and some knowledge I’ve gained over the years.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to use the information better than I have and make a few more birdies.