I’ve always thought that golf would be a great sport to try when I got old. Now that I’m over 40, I guess that time has come. I have played before, maybe 20 times in the last 20 years, so this is going to take some work just to get to hacker status. When we started doing these 30 day challenges last year, I had golf near the top of my list and thought May would be the perfect month. So much for that logic. I just checked and the forecast is for low 50s and rain for basically the first half of May. You know what they say about best laid plans, but I will not be deterred.
My plan is to play an 18 hole round of golf at the beginning, practice for 30 days, and then play the same course again. For practice, I’ve only got enough time for 45 minutes to an hour a day. That means a lot of range work and chipping/putting at the range as well. I’m undecided whether I should take a lesson or not although I’ll be consuming all the golf tips I can find on YouTube.
I played my opening round over the weekend and actually did better than I expected. I got lucky on a few shots. My best shot of the day came on a steep hill where I couldn’t even see the green. After I hit the shot I was wondering if I would even be able to find the ball. Once I came over the hill I saw the green and a ball about 6 feet from the pin. I missed the birdie putt but it was my only par of the day. It might be an advantage for me not to know where the green is. I shot a 107.