Saturday, May 20, 2006

I was invited to play golf by an old friend of mine.  I haven't heard from him in a long time, and honestly I haven't been the best about keeping in contact with anyone.  So, when he called and asked if I would play, I jumped at the chance.

When it comes to playing the game, only playing one or two times a year is not a great way to get any good.  I shot an incredible 104 (if you know anything about golf you know that is not a good score), but at least it is an honest score as I counted all my penalty strokes.  My friend shot a 95, but I don't think he was happy with his score.  He has been practicing, playing often, and taking lessons.  I would be happy with his score, but then again I am happy that I could actually hit the ball.  Last time I played was in September '05, I think.

They say that golf is a game of inches, and the most inportant inches are the 3 or so inches between your ears.  That means the brain, if you didn't quite get it.  That may be true, but if you saw the way I swung a club, you may think something else was needed for my game.  A new body would help, considering that I am not in the best of shape.  But I have to work with what I am given.

Speaking of equipment (well, kinda..), I tried a driver that my friend didn't use but had in his golf bag.  It was one of those larger clubs, and made mine look tiny in comparison.  I hit it, and smashed the ball a long way.  Unfortunately, it wasn't straight.  Still, I couldn't believe how far it went.  Maybe I need to get new clubs!  Thats it!  Better equipment to solve any problem.  One always needs the right tools for the job. The only difficulty now would be how to justify the $500+ im sure I would have to spend when I only use them once a year. 

Perhaps I should just play with what I have, and enjoy the one time a year I shoot 100+ on the golf course.  And not take it too seriously....

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