How often do you golf with friends? When you do, are they golfers or friends who just wanted to golf? One of the great things about golf is that it can be shared with anyone. Through the years, golf has been the conduit to meeting some great people.
My job has me moving every few years and last fall, before I left, my co-workers wanted to go golfing. For years we talked about golf and I guess they wanted to see if I was all talk. So, one faithful afternoon we all decided to hit the links and turn our talk into action.
As we discussed the details of when and where, one of the guys was talking about his clubs. Well, clubs might be a stretch. He had three clubs plus a putter. His golf bag was, well, a bag. Yup, a green bag. His golf shoes were sandals and his attitude towards golf was awesome! He did not worry about anything, I mean anything. If he it the ball into the woods, he smiled. If he lost a ball, he smiled. If he…..he smiled. His was the perfect attitude for playing golf with friends!
Our other playing partner was a bit more serious. He loves golf and likes to play often. He works on his swing by going to the range, practices his chipping and putting, and is getting better all the time. He also has the perfect attitude for golfing with friends. His expectations are higher, but his temperament is great. He also smiled throughout the entire round. He did not worry about anything except having a great time.
As the day progressed, we talked about a great many things – some golf related, most not. It was a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and enjoy golf. It was a fantastic send off and hopefully, we will be able to get another round in this year.
Golfing provides many opportunities to meet great people. Through the years, I have met many interesting people on the links. I have been fortunate to have always heard ‘yes’ when I asked to join a group. I have never refused anyone to join our group. Meeting friends, new and old, is the aspect I like the most about golf.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links…soon!