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Hello All,

Kicking off my account with a fun story (hopefully)

On my annual back-home-to-N.Ireland visit last year, my long time mate asked me to his course for a round, he knew I wasn't a golfer, but he is, big time (6-8 handicapper) I guess he wanted to see if he could get me interested in the sport. I'd only played golf 3 or 4 times in my life prior to that day, the last time being about 20 years ago, so you can imagine how painful of an experience it was for the both of us haha.

It bothered me for weeks after my return to the states how bad I was, probably shot in the neighborhood of 140s, don't know for sure, stopped counting after 3 or 4 holes. Anyway, so I have a driving range very close to where I live, so it struck me to go one morning, kind of a spur of the moment thing. Cut a long story short, On May 21, 2015 I ended up leaving the range having had my first lesson 2 hours later. From there I started visiting a couple of mornings a week, when after about a month, one of the golf shop attendants recommended I buy a season pass if I was going to come so often - unlimited balls for the first 2 hours of the day and access to 3 different golf courses for $10 a round, the pass costing $360 a year - I jumped at it. 

Fast forward 1 year and 5 days later, Ive hit 35,000 practice balls (yes I counted), approx 60 rounds of golf and 12 lessons, almost 40 of those rounds have been since early March this year, and for the past 10 or so rounds, Ive started hovering in the low to mid 90s, and yesterday I hit my first sub 90 (89) on a par 70 (5600 yards) Well pleased with that!

So here's the kicker, the mate I played with last year, he doesn't know anything about the level of time and commitment I've been putting into golf over the last year, so as far as he's concerned, the last time I picked up a golf club, it was with him last year. I've just booked my annual trip to N.I for next month. I'm hoping he'll consent to playing me again, he's in for a surprise!

Thats my story

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Dresilved said:

Hello All,

Kicking off my account with a fun story (hopefully)

On my annual back-home-to-N.Ireland visit last year, my long time mate asked me to his course for a round, he knew I wasn't a golfer, but he is, big time (6-8 handicapper) I guess he wanted to see if he could get me interested in the sport. I'd only played golf 3 or 4 times in my life prior to that day, the last time being about 20 years ago, so you can imagine how painful of an experience it was for the both of us haha.

It bothered me for weeks after my return to the states how bad I was, probably shot in the neighborhood of 140s, don't know for sure, stopped counting after 3 or 4 holes. Anyway, so I have a driving range very close to where I live, so it struck me to go one morning, kind of a spur of the moment thing. Cut a long story short, On May 21, 2015 I ended up leaving the range having had my first lesson 2 hours later. From there I started visiting a couple of mornings a week, when after about a month, one of the golf shop attendants recommended I buy a season pass if I was going to come so often - unlimited balls for the first 2 hours of the day and access to 3 different golf courses for $10 a round, the pass costing $360 a year - I jumped at it. 

Fast forward 1 year and 5 days later, Ive hit 35,000 practice balls (yes I counted), approx 60 rounds of golf and 12 lessons, almost 40 of those rounds have been since early March this year, and for the past 10 or so rounds, Ive started hovering in the low to mid 90s, and yesterday I hit my first sub 90 (89) on a par 70 (5600 yards) Well pleased with that!

So here's the kicker, the mate I played with last year, he doesn't know anything about the level of time and commitment I've been putting into golf over the last year, so as far as he's concerned, the last time I picked up a golf club, it was with him last year. I've just booked my annual trip to N.I for next month. I'm hoping he'll consent to playing me again, he's in for a surprise!

Thats my story

 

 

Are you playing golf now because you enjoy the game, or do you simply want to impress this fellow in Ireland?

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I've only just started thinking about playing him again in the last few months - since I was thinking about booking my trip home. I slipped into practicing a lot not by intention but the enjoyment of feeling like I was improving most of the time. When you're constantly trying to find ways to re-arrange your schedule to fit a round in, it probably tells me everything I need to know about that?

Playing him again is just a by-product, but its an interesting thought you make?

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Score-wise, you've accomplished more in one year than what I have in four-plus. Congratulations on that.

It's that next step past bogey that's the hard one from what I understand.

Best of luck on your trip.

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13 hours ago, Dresilved said:

Hello All,

Kicking off my account with a fun story (hopefully)

On my annual back-home-to-N.Ireland visit last year, my long time mate asked me to his course for a round, he knew I wasn't a golfer, but he is, big time (6-8 handicapper) I guess he wanted to see if he could get me interested in the sport. I'd only played golf 3 or 4 times in my life prior to that day, the last time being about 20 years ago, so you can imagine how painful of an experience it was for the both of us haha.

It bothered me for weeks after my return to the states how bad I was, probably shot in the neighborhood of 140s, don't know for sure, stopped counting after 3 or 4 holes. Anyway, so I have a driving range very close to where I live, so it struck me to go one morning, kind of a spur of the moment thing. Cut a long story short, On May 21, 2015 I ended up leaving the range having had my first lesson 2 hours later. From there I started visiting a couple of mornings a week, when after about a month, one of the golf shop attendants recommended I buy a season pass if I was going to come so often - unlimited balls for the first 2 hours of the day and access to 3 different golf courses for $10 a round, the pass costing $360 a year - I jumped at it. 

Fast forward 1 year and 5 days later, Ive hit 35,000 practice balls (yes I counted), approx 60 rounds of golf and 12 lessons, almost 40 of those rounds have been since early March this year, and for the past 10 or so rounds, Ive started hovering in the low to mid 90s, and yesterday I hit my first sub 90 (89) on a par 70 (5600 yards) Well pleased with that!

So here's the kicker, the mate I played with last year, he doesn't know anything about the level of time and commitment I've been putting into golf over the last year, so as far as he's concerned, the last time I picked up a golf club, it was with him last year. I've just booked my annual trip to N.I for next month. I'm hoping he'll consent to playing me again, he's in for a surprise!

Thats my story

 

 

Cool story. Keep us posted on the round with your friend.

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17 hours ago, Dresilved said:

That's my story.

And a good one it was.  We all hope you continue to find golf to be the great game that we all know it is.  Don't get too revved up about displaying your talents to your friend in the N.I.R.  Sometimes we don't perform as well as we expect.  Just have fun.

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