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Are You A Golfer Or A Hacker?[POLL]

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Wes Spicher Townsquare media

Do you have something that you are passionate about besides your work and family?

I have a few hobbies, but golf has always been the constant in my adult life. I played golf in high school and was pretty miserable at it. My dad taught me the game as a child and it was something he liked so I tried hard to master it so I could go golfing with my dad. In my later years I played a little but my clubs became lost in my storage room ,covered up with other things and forgotten. When I turned 30 a group of friends invited me to play golf with them and I took the old clubs out and dusted them off to try this silly game again. After a few holes I was rudely reminded that my skill at this game was very bad and after that round I decided that I had two choices. I could put the clubs away or I could work on getting better.

I had a chance to go on a golf trip to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama with my golf buddies and got my first and only hole in one. Other than the hole in one the trip was great but my golf playing was brutal. I had what most golfers have, the infamous slice. The ball would go almost as far right as it would go forward. It was quite comical to see the video of my hole in one as you see me aim almost 50 yard to the left of the hole to watch the ball curve that far and go into the hole.

Once we got home from the trip my soon to be wife said if I wanted to get better than I needed to take some real golf lessons and not just get tips from someone I knew at the course. After some lessons my golf game improved and it became my number one hobby.

Now with two kids I have played just a few time this year. The picture of my clubs was taken in my office. I leave them there to remind me that we all need a break from the daily grind of our jobs and lives to have a little fun sometimes. I try to play golf as often as I can with my dad. As we have both become older it is our time we get to spend with each other. I hope my Son will take up the game so he can sped time with me when he gets older.


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