This year, I hope to match my last years number of 80 rounds. In the short northern Canada season it is difficult, but at least it something to shoot for! Yesterday was my first round. I have scored as low as 1 over at Osprey Golf Links, however yesterday was not the case. I did shoot close to what I expected after only hitting 40 balls at the range on Friday.
I could go into all the poor shots I made (and there were a few), but that is not what this blog is about! It is about being grateful for playing golf and focusing on the fun and positive aspects of hitting the links. So here is what was great yesterday.
I played with two of my good friends. We laughed, cried, joked, and supported each other around 18 holes of fun in the sun. I have golfed quite often with these guys and every time I walk away feeling happy and grateful. That is what good friends are all about.
The weather was fantastic. A little wind, bright and sunny, no bugs and the temperature was perfect – 23 degrees Celsius.
I made great contact on some of my shots. Especially with my new Callaway Razr Fit Driver and 3 Wood. I have added about 10 – 15 yards distance from my old clubs. I am excited because using these clubs should only get better as the season unfolds.
I chipped pretty well. My 52 degree Vokey Wedge was working extremely well. However, my 56 and 60 degree wedges need some work. Although, my best shot came from my 60 degree wedge. I was 5 yards off the green and the pin was 10 paces on. The grass was thick, so I opened the face slightly, swung with a firm grip and flopped the ball within 6 inches of the hole….and yes I made the putt. My short game will get better, especially when I practice!
Lastly, I carried my clubs. Some may not think that this is something to be grateful for, but I do because I like to carry if possible. Golf is a sport that does require a certain level of physical fitness and carrying my clubs is a good indicator if I am ready for the golf season. I am not far off, so I will be hitting the gym next week.
Yesterday’s round of golf was fantastic. It was a great way to start my season. I am looking forward to getting out there on Monday or Tuesday!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!