Golf was something my dad started me on really young. 11 or 12 years, went for coaching and all. But I wasn’t really interested then. I enjoyed going to the driving range though. Hitting balls was cathartic. I had a neat swing nurtured from the young days.
Anyway, I only got my handicap at 33. Before that I had serious sprints of Golf Craze (almost twice a week during my 2nd and 3rd year in Uni). I stayed near a public golf course and walked there to play, and then walked back. When I graduated, it came back and took up lessons with a pro and changed some fundamentals in my swing that wasn’t ‘ideal’. I faced several problems, and decided to stop for awhile (a few years).
So the golf craze is back again. I think it’s something to do with playing the Horn or writing code. The satisfaction of getting something right after hours and hours of practice. I have a putting mat at home and I’d ‘zero’ my putter before a game just to be sure I was putting straight. I watch Tiger and Ernie over and over again on how they hit their driver. I keep a notebook on feet position, swing rhythm, ball position, and other mental mantras that I run through my mind when I hit a ball.
I will share what I’ve learnt here. But in summary, the best way to hit a ball is to not do any of what I have done above. Just don’t think about it, enjoy the greenery and the company. That is what makes the game most enjoyable.
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