I remember when I was growing up, my old man absolutely LOVED to play golf every Sunday. I never truly understood it until he took me onto my first golf course at the age of 16. He told me that 16 was the perfect age to begin to fall in love with his favorite sport: golf.
During that first game I didn’t understand anything: the lingo, how to hit the ball, or how to keep track of the scores. Even though it was all very confusing, this was the day that I fell in love with golf. I think that if it hadn’t been for my old man taking me, I would have ended up hating the idea of going out and playing golf; but he made it fun and he was calm and understanding the whole day.
What I Love About it Now
Now I am older, have kids of my own, and my father has passed; I have found reasons to love the game of golf for myself. The first thing that I learned to truly take in as an adult was the time to think. You don’t get that often when you have kids and work 40+ hours a week. The time I have while I play golf gives me silence to figure out my next step in my career. It allows me to dream about how to get my wife on that vacation she’s always wanted to take with me, and to reminisce some of my favorite moments in life.
The second thing I grew to love about my time on the golf course is the fresh air. As an adult all my time is spent in the office, the car, and inside the house. Going outside to play a round of golf gives me a chance to get outside and feel like a kid playing in the playground again. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have golf to look forward to every Sunday.
The third thing I love is that it is one of the most relaxing activities I do in my life. Like stated before – work, husband-life, and having kids can be draining, and this game gives me a chance to have some time to myself and gets my head straight for the week ahead. The game of golf I play every Sunday keeps my stress level down, which keeps me in a better mood and extremely happy. Golf is what keeps me going on a weekly basis.
Golf is everything to me, and I have my dad to thank for that. I believe that he knew what golf would do for me in the future and I’m glad he introduced me to this wonderful game. I like to think that once my own son is old enough I’m going to introduce him to the game that I love as well. Golf will always be a part of my family, passed on from generation to generation.
On a lighter note, check out this funny golf video below:
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