I learned the game of golf in my late 20’s. I learned the formal rules as well as the informal rules:1. Let faster groups play through.
2. Never step on someone’s line on the putting green.
3. Always drink a beer after 9 holes.I own a nice set of clubs. Yet it doesn’t matter which club I use, I can’t hit the ball any further than 90 yards. I guess that’s good in a way – no one has ever had to get out of the way of an errant golf ball that I’ve hit.
It’s taken me years to figure out why I play so poorly. I have very poor hand-eye coordination. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your swing is if you keep missing the ball!
Maybe I need to buy one of those “big bubba” drivers with a head the size of a small melon – invented; I’m sure, by an aging baby boomer who hated missing the ball. Or maybe I just need to practice more – something that retirement should afford me the time to do.