Golf is Still Fun
No really, it's okay to enjoy it.
I’ve been putting a lot of work in to get better, not as much as I have wanted to, but I am still putting a lot of effort in to improve. While I am seeing results, I know there is a long road still to travel. It can also at times be frustrating because of inconsistency or dealing with the impacts of new changes.
Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded why I am doing this though. Is it because I want to get better? Yes. Is it because everything I need to do in order to get better improves my everyday life? Sure. Is it because I love the ever-living shit out of golf and feel like this will help me enjoy it even more? Yup.
A couple of weekends back I played in a two-man scramble on Saturday at Wildwood Golf Club and then a four-man scramble on Sunday at Langdon Farms. We lucked out with amazing weather. Being outside in great weather, with great friends, and just enjoying the day is to me what golf is about.
Did I play well? I played better on Sunday than Saturday but had some runs where we used a good percentage of my shots.
Did I hit some bad shots? Sure. Did I give a shit? Not in the least.
We hung a good score on Sunday, and it was one of the more enjoyable rounds that I have played in a long time, Eagle putts (and chips) dropping, rolling in some birdie putts as the lead putter… It was everything I wanted out of the round. We finished in third place net and were in the top ten gross.
Playing in different formats, with friends, and just enjoying the day is a nice reminder of how much I love playing and reinforces why I want to put in the work.