Well, it’s official. I’m going to be a golfer.
Michael and I were leaving downtown Nashville this last Saturday evening and we were so busy talking we totally forgot to get on the interstate. We ended up a little bit lost. Eventually we came across a gorgeous golf course! This prompted a conversation that ended with Michael picking up his clubs from storage and taking me to the driving range for my first attempt at using a golf club! We paid for about 220 golf balls to split between the two of us. I also got to pick out the cutest tees!! (Mixed Berry by Maxfli) I’ll admit, I wasn’t great. However it was so much fun I am definitely hooked!
My biggest issue was that when I swing forward I get a little too excited and I magically miss the ball. Well, more precisely I get excited and lean a little forward, sending my putter two cm off target. Luckily the sweetest old man decided to come move closer to where we were set up. He reminded me a lot of my Grandpa Doug, who passed last February. My Grandpa Doug was an avid golfer and he would have loved to teach me his favorite sport! I could tell that the older man was super excited to be able to pass along wisdom. He was the sweetest and gave me a bunch of great tips for my form and timing! It actually helped a lot. He even gave me a pile of balls when I ran out saying, “I really want you to get this.” He was very invested and that made me feel really good. He was funny and I was happy to let him teach me. The man also made me promise to take some lessons so that I will develop good muscle memory!
Michael also had a blast. It was so fun to find something outdoors we both enjoyed that is new (well, to me). We already have plans for next weekend and I am pretty excited about it. I need a lot of practice before we play with one of our favorite married couples.
Do you have any pro golfing tips for me?
// Yoga Pants & Pullover: Victoria Secret // Shoes: Nike
// Mixed Berry by Maxfli – 200 count