Sunday, April 18, 2010

I'm a little sore today

I'm a little sore today from exercising muscles that don't normally get exercised. Thanks to my friend Marsha for introducing me to another fun experience in my life! She is an avid golfer. For years she's said I should learn. I've never had a burning desire to be a killer golfer, but I have often wanted to try for the sake of having the experience - that's what I'm all about, right?

So, to the driving range we went. I have a newfound respect for golfers. It's hard! I somehow had this image that it was a rather leisurely sport. But for a novice like me, there were an awful lot of things to think about:
Which club am I using? Are my feet in the right place? How straight is my arm? Is my elbow too close to my body? Did I follow through?

And who knew about all the science behind the shape and length of the clubs!

Clearly I have some practicing to do before we really hit the course, but I am beginning to see the attraction. I get how enjoyable it could be to walk around outside in the sunshine, enjoying the views and chatting with your friends. I'll see if I can learn to hit the ball well enough to at least give it a try. I'll put my muscles on notice!