I am not much of a golfer, but I do own a set of clubs and know that it can be helpful to my career success to have enough skills to at least not embarrass myself on a course. I don’t get out to golf often, so I haven’t invested in shoes or much attire. But I did buy this golf shirt for a golf outing I attended in the past and can gather up a few things that meet the club etiquette with respect to dress code.
This past week, two of my female colleagues and I decided to spend a not-so-busy morning playing nine holes on a local golf course. (I have not developed enough love for golf just yet to summon up interest for 18 holes, so we played 9 and grabbed some lunch.) Under sunny seventy degree skies, we could not have asked for better weather. Two and half hours gave us plenty of time to chat it up and get to know each other better. I quickly understood after this outing why so many people enjoy a good round of golf and also why so many people transact business on the course. Despite being out in the open, it’s really a pretty private setting because no one is around to interrupt or overhear the discussion.
Although I know I won’t always get such gorgeous weather and great company, I definitely became more interested in setting up some tee times with fellow beginner golfers in the future!
Quick Summary of My Round:
- Balls lost in the rough or water – 4
- Times I picked up the ball and reset it in a more desirable location – 6 or 8 (yep – that’s almost once per hole)
- Complete whiffs – about a dozen (I stopped counting)
- Amazing shots – maybe 3 (enough to keep me coming back for more)
- Score – Not maintained (making it so much more enjoyable for my beginner self)