Golf is such a funny word. Did you know that the modern game originated in Scotland in the 15th century? And that one of the most common misconceptions is that the word 'golf' is an acronym for gentleman only ladies forbidden?
In my 28+ years on Earth, I have played over a handful of sports - soccer, hockey, basketball, softball, volleyball and curling, to name a few. But in those 28+ years, golf was never one I desired to try. You see, I'm rather competitive. But at the same time, when I'm not good at something, I give up. Aaannnddd I get bored easily. Golf just didn't seem like my game. Patient and competitive, yet easily bored, don't really go hand in hand.
"Keep calm and don't give up", were my husband's words of advice when he heard I was going golfing for the first time. Secretly, I think he was glad he wasn't there to witness my frustration. But at the same time, secretly I think he would have loved the chance to laugh at me. "Get 3 beers in you and it will be easier", were the wise words from my brother. Ya, that one wouldn't wouldn't be a problem.
While we were there to golf 18 holes, I clearly spent the majority of the time ogling over the scenery, taking pictures and chasing after the deer on the course. Priorites. And for the record, after my hour long lesson (because my sister didn't want me to embarrass her at her place of work), I lasted 13 holes. Not too shabby for this first timer. Take a look...