How many of you play golf? (and my own brief golf story)
When I was younger I was a professional golf hopeful. Of the roughly 30 matches I played in my high school career I was undefeated, and my first job out of school was at a well known golf learning center in my area. This was the job that got me through the first year or two of my sons life, forgoing the end of college so that I could earn a living to support my little man. I recognized around that time frame that if I were to be a golfer on any pro tour I would need to practice everyday in place of a career or family, and just accepted that turning pro would be too tough of a feat. I dramatically reduced the amount of golf I played due to it's expense, and concentrated much more on work. When I was 16 I was able to play 200-350 rounds of golf per year, by 25 I was lucky if I played twice per year.
Just recently Kelly has taken an interest in golf. We hit the course recently and she was impressed. I still have the muscle memory from childhood and shot 3 over par. Kelly is so flexible and athletic that she shows natural ability, but like any new golfer needs a bit of practice before developing a level of consistency. My son reminds me of myself, he is a natural and at a young age can really wallop the ball, I'm sure he'll end up being quite a golfer himself as his muscles develop. My father, anonymous house investor, and close companions are always urging me to get outdoors, get some exercise, spend time with Kelly and my son away from the home, and we're all very content with the idea of playing a round of golf every few weeks to enjoy some family time together.
When I was younger I had a whole fleet of folks that I'd play golf with. My father was a member at a country club and there would always be two adults looking to play with us. Now, ten years removed from that era, and in a career that would freak out many of the jews I once played with, I'm out of the golf companion loop. I thought, I wonder if there are members of this community that would like to play a round with Kelly and I at some point. If you're a golfer and want to spend 4 hours with us out in the open, and can play in the Philadelphia area we'd be interested in taking you up on it. Especially if you're willing to cover our greens fees. (we'll buy the drinks on the 19th hole)
Aside from looking for the next atheist hopeful willing to play me in a $1 per hole match (I'll give you strokes), who plays golf here? How often? How good? Any good golf stories? (I'll save some of mine for later)