I recently discovered golfing, it is a much more challenging sport than one would think. I’ve only really played golf on the Nintendo Wii, but I always wondered if my Wii skills could translate to real life, so I thought it would be fun to try. Luckily, my boyfriend received a round of golf for two as a present from his parents at The Links at Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes.
It was a great golf course and since I was a beginner it was the perfect course to test out my skills. I went to a driving range once, a couple of years ago, to learn how to swing but that was the only real life training I experienced. This golf course consisted of 9 holes that were all par 3. It was located on a cliff side with the beautiful ocean as a backdrop. It was a very fun experience; I really enjoyed playing golf. I decided I wanted to play more.
A couple of weeks later, we went and played at Escena golf course in Palm Springs. Now this was a very challenging course. We played 9 holes but they varied in par from 3 to 5. I did really well and found out that I’m a natural at golf. This experience inspired me to play more and practice so I can get better. I’m considering buying some clubs of my own, since I used my boyfriend’s clubs and work on my golfing skills.
I never thought I would be interested in playing golf, nor did I think it would be as challenging as it is. I have a new found respect for those who play golf professionally. I also found a new hobby. I definitely recommend trying golf; it’s a great atmosphere, challenging and fun.