If I haven't mentioned this before, I am extremely competitive. Being from a family with ALL girls, my dad and grandfather taught me to be extremely athletic--even under my girlish exterior--and to this day, I love to play sports. There is nothing like a summer softball game with friends or a co-ed kickball team that celebrates both wins and losses with happy hour, but my boyfriend is a die hard golf player. Jeff learned to play golf with his dad when he was 8 and has played (very well I might add) ever since.
I've always wanted to be one of those cute couples you see who play golf together and so I decided--after much consideration and thought-- that it was time to purchase golf clubs of my very own. This past Saturday, we went out to Cool Springs and went to a few golf and sporting good stores and finally purchased my first set of clubs at Dicks. Of course Jeff wanted me to get the package set that comes with everything I need to get started, but being the hard-headed person I am, I found another set of woods and irons I preferred which coincidentally enough are ORANGE- always supporting my VOLS! Even better, he treated me and got me all the supplies I need to get started playing with tees, a glove, and golf balls... I was like a kid in a candy store and couldn't wait to get started.
Sunday afternoon was my first experience out to the driving range and it was an interesting outing to say the least. Did I stink? Absolutely yes, but I had such an amazing time. Jeff is an extremely patient person--something I truly wish I could be-- and is a great teacher. Once I finally learned to keep my arm straight and my head down at ALL times, I started making great headway and made a few really fantastic shots... I can't wait to get back out there next weekend and we may just head to the course for a game of 9!! I just need to remember to GRIP IT AND RIP IT and for any of you readers out there that play, any and all advice related to golf is much appreciated.
P.S. check out the amazingly cute golf bag I ordered yesterday-- I may not be the best player yet, but I'm sure to be the blonde wearing the bright colored shirt and cute golf skirt with the polka dot bag- HAHA! =)