I love the sound my driver makes when it hits a golf ball just right. Pinggg. If I’m at the driving range and hear that joyful noise, I will stop what I’m doing and just watch the person hit another shot. That sound is sort of like a golf pheromone.
I wish I could record it and use as my morning alarm. Pinggg. I want it on my GPS to notify me that I've arrived at my destination. Pinggg. It would make a nice doorbell chime at my house. Ping, ping, ping, ping, pinggg (the FedEx guy has no patience, maybe not). And when you swing the driver well and follow all the way through, that pose at the end says “I’m serious about this game!”
I came across the following comment below online by a golfer which helped me put the whole game into a different perspective:
“Just to share a quick story, myself and my buddy will get paired up with an older lady. She is 79 and can barely get the ball 150 off the tee and uses woods for anything longer than 60 yards. The incredible thing about her is she is going to shoot her age or within 4 strokes more often than not. Its just unreal to watch her chip and putt. If my short game where even close to hers I would be a + handicap without a doubt lol. On top of that she is the coolest old lady ever and I love getting paired up with her. Its kinda funny cause she is always hitting her second or third by the time we get to our drives yet she can pull pars out like crazy and on her good days gives us a good run on the card.”
I’ll definitely spend more time practicing my putting and chipping.
Now get out there and play!