My first golf lesson today! This is for you, rigsby!

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    Nov 05, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Dunno if rigsby will see this, he's vacationing in Europe right now. But today I had my first golf lesson with the pro he recommended to me. It should have been Monday, not today Friday, but we had dreadful south Florida flooding earlier in the week and I couldn't drive there, the roads washed out.

    The lesson lasted 90 minutes, and the pro said I had skipped over a month of his regular instruction. I don't know if it was self-serving BS on his part, I'll decide that before too long. But rigsgy vouches for him, so I'm initially gonna believe the best.

    He told me a 62-year-old never does what I was doing, on his first day. And my fear was that I would be told to just forget about golf, not something I could ever do at my age and severe level of disability.

    My partner was there with me. I think I've got him enthused, too. Not that he has any interest in golf himself, but I believe he understands my ulterior motive of using this to advance our fundraising efforts for the various charities we support. And also just to socialize, at his late stage in our lives. He's gonna become my caddy, whether he knows it yet or not! LOL!

    Thanks, rigsby. I had a lovely day today, and I'm gonna do this golf thing. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    Oh, and forgot to thank the other guys who gave me excellent advice in another thread about golf, in addition to rigsby. All said basically the same thing, confirmed by the pro who absolutely forbade me, and made me promise him, to not buy any clubs or shoes and such until he has me actually playing. I'll use his loaner stuff (I took some clubs home for practice) in the meantime, and only afterwards will he decide what I should get, based on my game.
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidOh, and forgot to thank the other guys who gave me excellent advice in another thread about golf, in addition to rigsby. All said basically the same thing, confirmed by the pro who absolutely forbade me, and made me promise him, to not buy any clubs or shoes and such until he has me actually playing. I'll use his loaner stuff (I took some clubs home for practice) in the meantime, and only afterwards will he decide what I should get, based on my game.



    You will love playing golf, its a great game. The pro is right, you dont want to buy anything without his advice. There are many different kinds of golf clubs and he will make sure you get a set that is appropriate for you.
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    Nov 06, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    Bob:

    Our internet connections have been very spotty, so i am just getting your post and private email. Congratulations on the lesson. It won't be long until you're chasing your balls around the course.
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    Nov 06, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    rigsby saidBob:

    Our internet connections have been very spotty, so i am just getting your post and private email. Congratulations on the lesson. It won't be long until you're chasing your balls around the course.

    Oh, you mean I have to chase them? That sounds like work, not sure that was adequately 'splained to me. Don't I have caddies or some such minions who do that for me? I thought this was a gentleman's game. icon_cool.gif

    BTW, I went to a few fundraisers recently and mentioned my possibly taking up golf. The response was very positive, and along the social lines I had wished.

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