With spring finally underway here, I am ready to get into the swing of things. No, I don’t mean yard work, outside honey doo lists or anything of the sort. I literally mean into the swing of things, as in golfing.
I usually start the season out by going to the range and practicing my shots, according to preset goal markers. I have a particularly long shot so I am usually looking to define and hone in on my short shots or putts. I enjoy the putting green at the range as well as on the course. On the course offers me the greatest advantage to gauge wind speeds in relation to the greens on any particular day. If you happen to be a first time golfer, everyone will know. Just take out your putter and practice direction of ball to hole, soft hits etc. You want to own your putter and to own it; you have to know your strength and its reaction.
I know many first time golfers may completely lose me here but as you begin to enjoy the game as much as I do, then you will understand that a golfer is only as good as his equipment. If you buy junk balls and junk tees, junk distance is what you will get. There really are certain balls for the range and certain balls for the courses. If you are unsure of what kind to get, read the boxes. There is a style for each play. In my case, I like the more carry more roll for slow days. With my long shot being pretty spot on, I tend to enjoy staying with a particular brand and style. Changing up and around has never seemed to be a good option for me as I would have to get used to the new ball all over again. I really do not want to do that with a bunch of friends hanging around. It can get a little competitive on the greens and we all take a ribbing for mulligans.
For me, there is no other activity that I would rather do every single day. If there was no need to work, or take care of kids and a house, I could be found on a range or a course every moment of every waking hour.