I played golf for the first time, yesterday. And actually, no, I wore shorts. It was surprisingly fun. I mean, I had already made an investment in a set of clubs (since, being lefthanded, it’s often hard to find appropriate/decent drivers at ranges, etc), so I was hoping I wouldn’t hate it. But it was actually quite enjoyable. The fact that it was a nice day helped a bit, too.
We only played nine holes, and I had a few really nasty ones — I’ve decided I can’t hit it off the fairway very well, yet. However, I did have a birdie. I (and everyone else) was amazed beyond all belief. After almost getting a hole in one — ball probably bounced 18 inches from the hole on this very short, 104 yard par 3, It rolled about 12 feet from the cup, and I putted it in.
People make fun of golf… hey, I used to. But it’s actually kinda fun. And as long as you aren’t fiercely competing, there’s nothing that can piss you off too much… I say that now, anyway…
Check out the Goose Creek course, if you’re out around Leesburg, Virginia. It’s pretty nice.