Friday, March 19, 2010
There Really Is Golf Here
*This post is dedicated to Vince
Yes, I do talk about golf every so often. Once I a while I'll mention street soccer, Premier League Soccer, Football, Baseball, Basketball, etc. I've always had a short attention span and evolving/revolving tastes. There will be some time spans where I am obsessed with baseball and others when all I want to think about is hiking. That's the beauty of running your own show, right? You get to focus on what you are interested in at that point.
I've been on a major fitness kick this year as I am sure you've noticed. Golf is a big part of this. One of my goals is to increase my driving distance and keep that consistent. I got to work on this a bit last Friday at the beautiful Carlsbad Golf Center. I was in one of the stalls near the center and couldn't believe my eyes.
My swing is considerably smoother, for starters. A multitude of cortisone shots and months of physical therapy later and I have a golf swing! Hooray! Hubby noticed how much more fluid my swing looked and I could tell that my flexibility had increased.
I did my usual routine: started with wedges, moved up to irons of increasing length, and then on to the woods with the driver last. When I got to the driver I smacked that poor little ball right into the marker that read "200". Okay, I thought that was just a lucky shot. As many of you know, range balls have a considerably less flight distance than do regular golf balls. I figured I just got a hold of it well.
Boom! 200 again! Oh, and then it happened again...and again...
That's when I realized that the center must be set up to boost your confidence. There is no way I could have been hitting the 200 marker over and over. I can get a 200 - 225 drive every so often off the tee if the conditions are right but never with any consistency. This is one of my goals but I am in disbelief that I could have attained it so quickly.
I'll let you know what happens the next time I hit the range/course. We'll verify if this was a fluke or misprint. Wish me luck.
P.S. I'm incredibly honored to be a guest tomorrow on the lovely Danielle Tucker's radio show The Golf Club! Christina Kim is up first and then I should be on somewhere after 10:00 am PST.