Hi, I'm new to this and will enjoy getting involved and generally chatting about anything and everything golf! :)
All my family and friends say I'm a natural golfer. I started playing golf at the age of 5, I quit at 8, started again at 17, I quit at 19.
I decided to take it up again, but this time, seriously! Last year I couldn't hit the golf ball as I lost my swing which I gained through life. After 2 lessons, I received my handicap of 18, after a year of playing regularly I'm now playing off of 10, and hopefully be down to 9 before the end of the year, I'm a far better player than ever before, and have got to the stage where I have become to good to ever quit again.
I've recently been playing really well, and scoring level par when I'm having a good day! I don't find getting birdies that difficult and I drive the ball between 260 - 280 yards regularly. The pro at my club has said to me, that I will be a very low handicapper 1 day.
So this has got me thinking...
I'm a part time designer and have the time to take my golf to the next level, I've only just turned 22, and living with mum and dad. So my question is... Should I spend the next 2 years of my life practicing and competing regularly to get down to 4 and then turn professional or become a teaching/working professional at a club, as well as working as a designer part time?
I know I've left it far to late to become the next Rory McIlroy, or even get on any sort of tour, but a career in the sport I love and find comes naturally to me would be the life for me!
Should I do it? If so, how do I do it when I get down to 4?