I think I just found my new favorite sport (other than football, of course).
Yep -- Tiger, Tiger Woods, y'all.
No, I didn't get out there and play any rounds; I just went to the driving range -- and I was terrible. I've always been terrible, and, as evidenced by how I played the other day, I'm still terrible. But, for some reason, while I was choppin' away, that didn't seem to matter to me. I still managed to have a lot of fun.
I know what you're probably asking yourself... How can you say golf is your new favorite sport when you're so terrible at it? ...Well, because I finally hit the ball off the tee for the first time.
So anyway -- I went to the driving range the other day with a buddy of mine. I sucked from the get-go; but, thankfully, I hadn't set any high expectations for myself. However, being the competitor that I am, I knew I had to try to get better.
For the first 45 minutes, I'd swing and hit the ball about ten feet in front of me - obviously I was doing something wrong. When I'd swing my body didn't feel comfortable, because I was all outta sync. My feet were going with my swing, but my body was being left behind.
Why it took me forty-five minutes to figure out I was doing something wrong... I don't know? But, once I started to really take the time to figure out my approach and follow-thru by listening to the pointers my buddy was giving me, I finally got my swing lookin' a little better. All I had to do was get my rhythm down.
So I'd properly transition my weight through my hips, get my left elbow locked down, and then BAM -- WHOOSH -- the ball went flyin'...
...It was one of the greatest feelings in the world.
I love golf now. Like, this is my new hobby for the summer. I'm gonna continue to practice so I can get this thing down. And when the next charity event comes around, it's on - I'm gonna be poppin'. During past charity events, I'd always stay back and let everyone else do their thing, because I knew I was terrible. But now that my confidence is getting a lot higher, who knows... Maybe I'll be able to hang with the other guys.
I'm ready. Practice makes perfect, and I'm definitely gonna be practicing. I know I'm not a professional or anything - don't get it twisted. I'm not saying I can go out and win the Masters or anything, like Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson. I'm just saying that I'm starting to feel my swag a little bit ;-)
You guys got any tips for me I should know about? If so, I'll take what you say and run with it...