Junior Golf events have taught many people on your world so much
When it all began for me
Childhood memories. We all have them; some sport related, some memories good, some bad. A regarding people I have worked were either participants going to school sports teams, soccer clubs, or played club junior golf. My story today comes from when I had been just shy of my seventeenth birthday, an amount of time after I had started golf. Some of you probably know this that sport had been my one and only goal from a very young age, soccer first, then I started tennis at the age of seven.
Anyway, cutting an extended story short I got sick due close to exertion at age 13 (that story is for another time) and was unable to persist. Several months went by with me doing nothing, browsing played high level table tennis, got bored of that barefoot running seemed too easy with not enough variables and struggles. Then all of a sudden three years or so were gone. I passed this time procedure . a reckless kid, making mistakes, being the fun, theif. In other words, I was lost or damaged.
Until one day a good friend and I watched a PGA golf event on the telly. We went to the local public 9 hole course and I gave golf a bash. It was a riot!!!Due to the fortunate gift I have been given of hand eye co-ordination, all the Youth Sports Training, it did come naturally to me for sure, nonetheless worked hard and put the time while. My first real handicap was 10 very easily remember correctly after playing in some club events.
Only a couple of months had gone by, and I was asked to play for the club junior golf team, they liked my athletic golf swing that had power and forced long drives. I was sooo chuffed with myself, because I ignited that competitive fire within me that had been snubbed out for days on end.
The format for these events was about eight clubs in the area had a team comprising of six players, and every other week during the non-too-horrible weather months in the U.K a club hosted the event, and all clubs would visit on a Sunday to compete for that junior golf league championship.It just so happened that most recent event was within own club, areas to take more just so happened that I was a student in one of your very first group going out of.
This was difficult!I was more nervous than I had ever been throughout life, or playing any tennis games.I did not realise this at the time of course but with golf, you have nobody else to beat, to focus on, to turn on to, it is just you, and solve these questions . stop your self, tennis was a breeze compared to this skill.So if we do the maths, 6 x 8 plus parents etc = 60 odd people waiting for the first tee and adjacent putting green, not location to fine a degree on it. I got petrified.
The first guy up hit a decent drive up the 280 yard-ish 1st hole but faded into the rough on the right, not helped by the left to right gradient of the green. Second lad piled it into a fern tree fence protecting the clubhouse and nearby houses that catches so many players from a corner tees. Now. my turn.
I was shaking, I do to not have the most amazing fine detail memory usually, but this memory is still vivid. I can remember using the Callaway Warbird original driver that We got second hand a week before, I had one practice swing, we would like the guy now that I zoned in, picked my target and focused and delivered a nice smooth swing.Not at each of!
I recall looking up at the vague direction of the green, back at the ball and the next thing I know I'm at my fully released, not so picture perfect finish and blinking trying to see how bad the shot was or worse, hearing it clatter into the fence 30 yards away. What happened next was immediately after I fell deeply in love with golf, the challenge, the difficulty, the precision, the pleasure. The crowed clapped and awed as the ball pitched just on the front edge of the bank protecting the green and kicked up towards the flag, we could avoid seeing from back there where on the green it was however i knew it was somewhere on the house. We walked after our drives, and me with a spring in my step and a wry smile knowing precisely what a lucky kid I was, and how lucky that swing was.
No idea that which was scored that day, I just knew that trying to get down golf, the golf swing sequence and the mental game for golf was the hardest challenge I could ever set other people. so I did.