- Diving into the deep end can be fun--even if you've never been swimming!
Figuratively, of course. Do NOT literally dive into the deep end or the shallow end of any pool if you cannot swim. What I'm saying is, if it's something that couldn't potentially kill you, and you want to try it, do it! Sunday was my first time playing golf and it was fun! I actually had some pretty good strokes too. The thought of playing 18 holes of golf was intimidating, especially when all the other teams were experienced men, but once we got out there the guys were supportive and we shared some laughs and it was awesome. In my swag bag I got another free 18 holes of golf and I cannot wait to play!
- Sun visors are stupid.
But they are highly functional. That is all.
- Golf is hard!
I ended up with some pretty good strokes, but it's a tricky sport. Only if you're scoring fairly though. I missed on almost every first, second and third attempt to hit every ball. The difficulty made me appreciate the sport though. I intend to spend some time practicing hitting whenever I can. Golf's really good for personal challenges like that.
- Men really do have it all figured out.
After spending four hours rolling around in a golf cart with friends on a beautiful course laughing, talking, breathing fresh air, and challenging myself mentally, I totally get why golf is such a popular sport. And the animals! There were cranes and some other bird I'd never seen before, turtles... I would choose playing 18 holes of golf in the afternoon over dinner and a movie with my girls any day--as long as the weather is good.
- Golf is an incredible workout. I haven't googled it or anything, but I'm guessing there was some serious calorie burning going on Sunday. I woke up Monday morning feeling like I had done Body Pump the day before. Muscles in my back that I didn't even know I had were sore, and I wasn't even using proper form. And we had carts. I imagine that playing 18 holes of golf using proper form and walking is a pretty decent workout. It's like an added bonus to #4.