Having joined Pleasington Golf course recently I have had the chance to get my very first golf handicap. And, today it came through and I am playing off 17!
As readers of this blog will know, over the last few months I have been playing a lot more golf. I have been trying a number of courses in my local area to get a sense of which is best. Having played a few I have made a decision and finally joined a golf club in order to inspire me to play more and improve my game.
My old pair of golf shoes where Dunlop Biom 100 and they have served me reasonably well considering they were only £24.99. If they have done 40 rounds of 18 holes I think that would be conservative. However, they have had their day now with cuts to the side and leaking water.
After having my first golf lessons and they going out of the course for a number of rounds, it was inevitable that there would be one area (more than others) that I was going to need help with. That area is without doubt off the tee with the driver. Therefore I have set about trying to be more consistent, and this is what I am doing.
Last year I attended the Women’s British Open here and had a great time. Therefore we I found out that more professional golf was being played this year I wanted to come along.
We were really lucky with the weather as the day we attended (Thursday – day 1) the weather was fabulous sunshine and warm.
I have recently took up golf – again. Having played a lot when I was younger, and having played a little here and there, I have recently re-found my love for the game.
As a result of this I have been putting in a lot of effort into getting better and better, cumulating in me have some golf lessons (more on that later). As part of this one thing I did notice all the pros have a little book in their back pocket – the yardage book.
I have played golf for some time but recently got back playing more regularly. I decided that I would try out some lessons, something which I have never done.
In this post I will outline what I learned and why is it probably a really good idea for you to have some lessons, if you want to improve your golf game.
I have actually been a golfer since about the age of 14 or so, when I started playing golf at the weekends with school friends and dads at the local municipal 9-hole course.
However after playing for a long time, life got in the way and I stopped playing regularly, just playing the occasional round in the summer months.
Recently that has all changed, I am now a golfer again!
If you have never been to watch a golf tournament before then I would highly recommend the women’s events. The players are brilliant and the crowds not quite as busy as for the men’s event.
In fact whether you like golf or not, you will still have a great day out, particularly if the weather is nice as it was today.
The course a lot smaller than I remember it, but I guess that was because, back then I was a lot smaller than I am now! We (I played with my father) at the first and both hit really good first shots nice a straight. I would love to say to the golf got better from there but, for me at least it was not particularly impressive.