After a few trips to the driving range and a much needed lesson with LPGA pros Renee Powell and Catherine Duggan, it was time for Rosie and I to test out our golf prowess on the course. Our course of choice was Pleasant View Golf Club in Paris, Ohio. Heading through the quaint Main Street in downtown Louisville and out through the countryside was a lovely start to a Saturday morning.
I’d like to say we went out for our first round of golf and discovered a natural knack for the game, but alas I think we’ll have to rely on practice rather than talent. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful course with scenic views…
On the bright side, I consider the day proof that golf is a fun way to get out and get active even if you do not know what you are doing. How else to learn, but to try?
There are a few tips I would keep in mind for beginners on the golf course. Seek out a beginner friendly course such as Meadowlake Golf & Swim, Rolling Green Golf Course or Lyons Den Golf Course. Stick with 9-holes to start, time flies when you are consistently over par and 18-holes can turn into a very long day. With time in mind, if there is a group behind you and their pace of play is quickly catching up to yours, let them play ahead of you on the next hole. It’s not only courteous to them, it will prevent you from feeling pressured to rush. The most important tip – relax and have fun – it’s just a game!