I used to play golf quite frequently, when we lived in Sweden. Many of our friends played and I found it to be a pleasant and joyful experience. As well as, a way to get fresh air, exercise and, of course to socialize. For the last years, my golfing has been on hold, mainly because of frequent business trips and a feeling of simply not having enough time for golf. I know it is a bad excuse, we all have 24 hours a day. Nevertheless, when considering what I really wanted to do, golf was a given thing to put on My Survival List.
The game of golf
In theory, golf is such a simple game, just hit the ball into a hole. But in reality, the ball is quite small, the terrain can be varied and rough, the clubs are not easy to control, and your mind is almost always your greatest enemy. Playing golf is a test of your mental strength, and your ability to shake off mistakes quickly, not letting them get to you. When you sink a long putt or hit a good drive into the fairway, you are the king of the world! The joy and relief is tremendous, and a huge contrast to the annoyance and frustration when playing badly. I guess it is this contrast that makes the game so challenging and fun.
Already at the end of August 2018, my friends arranged a golfing lesson for me and my plan was to play shortly after that. However, because of the emergency surgery I had to undergo in September, everything came to a halt again, and I had to focus all my energy on recovery and to build up my strength.
Last week, nothing could stop me! I got to play two rounds on the beautiful Meloneras Golf Course and have now restarted my golfing career. My score was pretty lousy, I definitely need to practice and play more to defend my handicap. However, more importantly the weather and company was excellent! Action 35 is completed.
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