I find it hard to understand why some people make playing golf seem like a task instead of fun. The rules of etiquette on the golf course are not much different than the general etiquette of life.
1) Walking very slowly. If you are walking with a friend, she will usually walk at your pace, or you will compromise. Why is it then, that some golfers walk at a snail's pace, as if there was all the time in the world?
2) Talking or slamming clubs back in the back while you are swinging. When someone is concentrating, isn't it proper etiquette not to interrupt or startle them?
3) Shaving a couple of strokes off their real score. Come on, who are you cheating, really? Cheaters never prosper is a good rule in all of life, isn't it?
I only ask that you use your common sense. It makes the day so much more fun for everyone!
I'm exceptionally happy today. After golf with my cronies here I noticed the face of one of my close friends I usually play with. Her face looked slimmer than I remembered. I live in a retirement community and almost everyone is in shape. They are very active and they walk everyday, come rain or come shine.
This particular person moved here 3 years ago from the midwest and is one of the few heavy people here. I always noticed her limping - her knees were bad and so was her hip. I knew the weight was taking a toll on her joints.
Today after golf I asked her if she was slimming down. She said she decided it was enough, has been working with a trainer and has lost over 40 pounds - so far. Thank you God!
I told her I didn't care what she looked like, but was concerned about her health. Of course she has already cut her blood pressure medication in half, her joints are improving and she looks ten years younger! Fitness is not for looks, it is for health
It's been over one month since I posted. I took on a giant writing assignment that took me away, but the blog is refreshed and I will post regularly from now on.
Golf season is upon us. It seems every Tuesday when we played here in Encinitas it was either raining or cold and windy. Spring is now here and that makes me very happy. I noticed I don't play well in cold weather. My pro says it's because your muscles tense up to keep you warm. So hopefully my handicap will get lower and lower now.
I volunteered for the Kia Classic in La Costa last month. Kept watch over the pro's practice green and learned a great lesson. I don't spend nearly enough time on the putting green practicing. Some of the ladies were there for over two hours, hitting the same putt, over and over again. That's what it takes. Now I just have to find a caddy to retrieve the golf balls from the cup after I putt 4 or 5 of them.