So i've been playing a lot of golf lately. Got myself a pair of those fancy pants and everything (see attached, 5 bucks, jeans west, intentionally high cut aka flood pants). I have dusted off the old clubs of about 12 years and given the set an upgrade, got a fancy new driver, a lob wedge and a couple of hybrids, and we're now in business, i even got a fancy new bag that has a cooler in it which is nice, and anew 3-wheeler buggy. I have my pregame routine all set too:
- wallet, phone and keys in the front pocket of golf bag, phone on silent
- golf tees (long ones for driver, short for irons and hybrids, 3 of each) and balls in respective slots on new buggy
- scorecard in scorecard section of new buggy
- club covers removed off driver and hybrids, placed in golf bag side section
- 2 drinks purchased from pro shop, placed in cooler section of new bag
- glove removed from front section of new bag, placed on left hand
- back stretches
.....and we're ready to go.
So why is golf like life? Well, for me anyway, here are the reasons:
- it's full of ups and downs
- it's a constant challenge (if you want to improve)
- if you get too far ahead of yourself, it will bring you back down to earth pretty quickly
- you get angry with yourself
- you have shining moments that fill you with pride
- sometimes if you play a new course, you never know what's around the corner
- you can always try a different club (i still dont quite know what i mean by this but it sounds kind of clever/stupid)
So this is why i love it right now. My last round was a shocker, after 3 games in a row of sub-100 score i blew it on the back 9 at Morack and ended up with 101. Triple bogey's will have that effect/affect.
So where to from here? Well, i'm bound to be playing every weekend now for a while, surrounded by a couple of mates that are both as addicted as me, i'm in what some may call a 'phase'. I'd like to play as many public courses in Melbourne as i can this year, i prefer playing new courses to the same ones over and over again, though that probably doesnt help my scores, but such is golf.