I know there are those who think of it as a good walk ruined, but golf has always appealed to me, even though I've only played 4 or 5 times in my whole life. (Several years ago, thinking that it would motivate me to learn, I bought my own set of clubs... they've been gathering dust in the back of a closet.)
So, since I'm really making a point this summer of trying new things, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a few private golf lessons.
Lakeshore Links Indoor Golf is only about 20 minutes from where I live, and their prices are reasonable, so there was no reason not to give it a try.
My instructor is Roger Moores, a very patient man who has been teaching golf for over thirty years. Even though I've only just begun, I can see a difference. He's shown me how to hold a club properly, and he has emphasized posture and positioning. Just those two things have made a difference already! Instead of swinging and missing 99% of the time, my club is making contact with the ball more often than not, or as Roger says: the ball gets in the way of my club. Either way, for me it's HUGE progress!
I have a lot to learn, but I'm pumped about it. It will be interesting to see how much I can improve over the summer.
"Golf is popular simply because it is the
best game in the world at which to be bad."
~ A.A. Milne