After a handful of practice runs at a few driving ranges, three years of Wii Golf, twenty years of Putt-Putt, and a few years of carrying the score sign for the Doug Sanders Golf Tournament, I finally hit the links for eighteen holes.
With a mostly overcast day on Saturday, it was perfect weather to try a few things with Matt and his father, Jeff. Over the course of four hours, I hit a few great shots (including one drop from the sand trap into the hole), but there were plenty of mulligans and strained back muscles by the end of the day.
Still, I look forward to my next round.
Helping matters was how encouraging Matt and Jeff were. Neither claimed to be greatness with the woods or the irons, but they definitely had experience. I don't know if I could have asked for better people to do this.
I'm happy to say the golf clubs my father gave me are still in tip-top shape. Give me a few more rounds and they will have seen more action than they ever did in the last forty years.
I need to give my back muscles a rest for a few weeks, but I can still exercise. This is becoming another great way to get out and do something fun. Besides, I can only spend so much time in front of a computer, TV screen, or a book.