I have been dying to take up golf for a long time now. Carter is a golf fanatic- when he stopped playing professional lacrosse, I was hoping I'd get to see him more often. In fact, when I was in teacher's college, he was 2 hours away and on weekends he would be gone for lacrosse, which meant I would see him every third Sunday or so for a few hours. It was the hardest 8 months of my life!
Turns out, golf has replaced lacrosse. Hmph.
Anyways, I've wanted to play with him forever. I know there's no such thing as being natural at golf, but I think I've done alright thus far. I'm not good, but I can hit the ball. I can learn to play. I can get better. It's called PRACTICE. And how do you practice? YOU GO PLAY GOLF. Duh. So my Dad and I were going to go when Carter begged to come with us. I thought we were going for 9 holes- we went for 18. And it was a par-3 course (every hole has a par-3 which makes it a small course). It took us 3 and a half hours to play, which apparently is short for a golf game.
The week before our wedding, Carter played 54 holes. In one day.
I was happy with how I played! It is equally exhilirating and frustrating at the same time. You hit an awesome shot, and then you totally mess up the chip shot or putt... or vise versa.
|I was dead after our round.
I always hear the same things about yoga- how people are surprised what a workout it can be. This golf course was so hilly, we were literally hill training and hiking for 3 hours. Well... I was, more than my Dad or Carter... because I would hit the ball into the woods and then have to find it.
I have to apologize for being totally MIA for the last week- I was in a wedding and have not been at a computer until now- I feel like I have 8 blogs to write!
In the spirit of golf, I felt it necessary to include this photo from the wedding:
|Carter taking putting advice from my 4 year old nephew.
|9 month old Taylor getting in on the action. Start them young, they say.
1. Is there a workout/sport that you thought would be easy that turned out to be surprisingly difficult?LOTS. Yoga was one of them. Having played baseball and hockey most of my life, I figured hitting a golf ball would be a piece of cake. Lacrosse is also an extremely difficult sport to pick up!
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