Have you ever wondered about taking up golf – getting outside, taking the time to let the world whiz by without you for a while, turning off your cell, being where you are and maybe even having an Arnold Palmer at the club house over a leisurely lunch after your round? Sounds nice doesn’t it? Maybe you don’t have time for all of that, just yet, but if it is calling out to you, you have to start somewhere.
In this video with PGA teaching professional, Bobby Hinds, we talk about what it takes to get started. It’s amazingly simple and surprise . . . you can do it on a shoestring! Come with me to Woodley Lakes golf course in Encino, California and watch the beginnings of a golf lesson.
This time honored sport is full of courtesy, etiquette and tradition. It will calm and exhilarate you. And once you hit the sweet spot and effortlessly send that little ball soaring, defying gravity, flying farther than anything you’ve ever thrown or hit before, you will fill with an awe that will draw you back again and again. There is a subtle world here holding a quiet space of moving meditation for you. A sort of, vacation you can take in a day and return to your busy-ness, rejuvenated, calmer, and carrying a secret smile of knowing a connection to your own greatness.
If the Zen of golf calls to you, you’ll love, Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy. I first read this book, nearly 20 years ago and it gave me a perspective on golf that you may not see at a tournament, but it’s there.
One of the unique things about golf is that you can play as a family. Couples can play together (okay, well, some couples). It’s a great way to spend quality time with people you enjoy, you don’t have to be a pro to get satisfaction from the game and you can play until you’re too old to breathe!
Video by: EncinoMom Productions