Being that this is Valentine’s week I thought I would share some of the reasons why I love golf. Why I enjoy being around the game so much that I made it my career.
Someone once said about baseball that the real action happens between pitches, my interpretation is that they were speaking about the interaction of the spectators. Golf is virtually the same you can spend hours with someone in a relaxed environment, you can learn more about a person in a round of golf than years spent in casual dinners and days in the office. There is a high amount of time between shots where you can learn about your playing companions. The game will bring out your true character, and you will see how you and other people act and react to challenging situations.
Sport for life
Though out the years it amazes me how wide of age variances have been of the golfing groups that I have enjoyed playing in. When I was in my twenties I routinely played with people in their seventies. I was given advice and taught lessons that I apply in my life today. I’m hard pressed to think of an activity where everyone can play together regardless of age, strength, natural ability. When I retire I want to play daily!
You can play with people that have different abilities and still come-up with a fair game. Even if they do not want to participate competitively, you are always competing against the course and yourself.
There is nothing better than getting outside and getting some physical and mental stimulation.
The game cannot be mastered, even when you are playing well, in your mind you could always shave strokes off of your score. Hitting a great drive only to hit the worst approach shot of the day. It is amazing how I routinely walk off a green shaking my head at what just happened, you have to be kidding! All I want to do is play the hole again, I know I can improve.
The PGA Tour gives more to charity in a year, than the other 4 major sports combined. Once you start adding up all the charity golf outings it is amazing how golf supports people in need and worthy causes. If this is the year you want to raise money for a charity near and dear to your heart, contact us we will help you exceed your dreams of a great event.
Hitting it pure
Oh what a feeling, I’ve found the secret, God please let me be able to repeat it! It may be the only good shot I hit all day but I know I have it in me. Can I clear the water hazard 250 yards away? Heck yes, my reasoning I have done it before, I have it in me.
Even if you play the same course everyday it is never the same: course conditions change, the wind is different, the hole location is moved, and the hole length can be altered depending on weather factors. It is never the same, and unfortunately neither is my swing.
Watching golf on T.V.
There is something exciting about watching golf on T.V. especially if you have played the venue in the past. I would sign-up for softball if we could play at Wrigley Field, what a great place to hang-out after the game.
Try not to smile when you make a long putt, hit it close or bomb it down the fairway, It is nearly impossible!
I encourage each and every one of you to find your own reason to love the game. If you are like me and are already in love with the game, Purgatory Golf Club offers annual memberships to the course and range, call the golf shop at 317.776.4653 ext. 1 for information or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forward this to my wife – this is a longer love letter than I have sent her in 19 years of marriage.