Hi, I’m Sue and would like to tell you about golf and me.
I remember growing up that Dad would occasionally go golfing with a client from work. It was an all day, and most of the night event. When I was 14, Mom decided to take up the game and have some fun with Dad. It sounded good to me, so I bought a used set of clubs and learned alongside Mom. Dad would take us out in the back yard and teach us how to chip. We even trained our dog to fetch the golf balls and save us all that extra leg work. I spent hours with Dad, just the two of us (I am the youngest of 4 and the only one who took up the game). I played around with golf in the backyard, but I really didn’t have any other options. About the time I was 16, Mom and Dad took me to a course and we played. It was frustrating but I didn’t care…I was learning and I actually had a few good shots. Everything I learned about the game, I learned from them. Some of my best memories of my mid teens is golfing with my folks.
Over the years, I would go out once or twice a year. It wasn’t until I married a golfer/hacker that I began to play at least once a month. Eventually, we joined a 9 hole league with friends and played weekly. It was golf, but in hindsight, it was more about laughter, friendship, and memories. When I was 41, we moved to Florida from Ohio and our first home was on a golf course. We had high expectations of golfing more and more. Our reality was 1. Money was tight and a round of golf would cost us about $100 2. Work got in the way of finding the time to golf and 3. My husband and I grew apart and divorced.
I found a friend who golfed and we starting playing once a week. You will find that in order to really improve your game, once a week probably won’t be enough. We played the courses with the lowest cost and had a blast. You learn a lot about a person when you golf with them,,,temperament being one of the biggest!
I met Van in January, 2010, at our local Moose Lodge. That’s another story….. Anyway, I told him I loved the game and after 3 months he ‘rejuvenated’ his interest (he hadn’t played in 10 years because of a back issue). We married 6 months later, joined one of our local courses a year later, and now we play 3 to 4 times a week.
I am lucky that my husband and I have the same interests and are best friends.
I love that game of golf and with this blog, hope to inspire, help, and laugh with you!