GOLF IS A GAME FOR LIFE
On this website, we will share all aspects of the game of golf as every day, recreational golfers. Golf is a game for life to us and a common passion that we share as a couple. We do not claim to “teach” nor in any way expect to give any expert advice. We simply want to share information related to our golf experiences, our opinions, and recommendations for golf resources we might have tried or researched.
In 2011 we moved to a beautiful 55+ golf community on the west coast of Florida called Timberpines. Most people here are retired and many enjoy playing one of four golf courses that we are proud to call our own. We still work but we get out on the course as often as we can.
We want to share the ups and downs of golfing with others whether you learned to golf in your latter years as I did or whether you have been playing golf as a child as my husband, Larry, has been.
Larry is the proud father of 3 beautiful daughters who live in Canada as he is Canadian but now lives in the US as a dual citizen. He looks forward to teaching his grandchildren to golf and taking them out on the course with him. However, that will take a few years as the first two grandchildren are under the age of 2.
Larry started golfing when he was 10 years old. Throughout the years he played other sports, such as, hockey, baseball and tennis which provide the hand-eye coordination necessary in golf. If you met Larry you would get to see his passion for the game.
He works full time from home but when the clock strikes quitting time he is on the golf cart and ready to hit the golf course. Being we live in Florida that means pretty much year-round golfing. However, during the winter months, he does not get out during the weekdays as it is dark by 5 pm. Needless to say, he has withdrawals and is like a kid at Christmas when the time changes in the Spring and he can get back out several times a week.
I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Glen Cove, New York at the age of 3. My family had no interest in golf nor did we know any golfers. I was never involved in sports in any serious way as dancing was our main form of exercise. The only sport I played regularly was bowling.
I learned to play golf at age 49 while living in Canada for several years. My husband was a very patient man and he took his time teaching me and taking me out for many rounds of golf. I never imagined that I would learn this game enough to take it seriously and enjoy it the way I do. In fact, I love the game so much that I would play golf every day if I could.
Golf has become a passion my husband and I share. The poor man put up with my crying and pouting and stressing and I wanted to quit every time I went out. However, he would not let me quit, encouraging me to press on and keep trying. I am glad he did!
My husband patiently taught me all he knew, determined to not let me quit. This helped me gain confidence and improve enough to go out and play with other golfers without feeling totally lost or feeling that I was slowing the pace for others.
While I learned most of what I know from my husband, there is something to be said about spouses teaching us to play golf and when those “lessons” help, and when it is time to learn from other sources. After all, we do have to live under the same roof so there are some guidelines I share on some of my other posts.
I have 3 wonderful sons and 8 grandchildren that understand how much we love golfing and when they visit it is not unusual for them to see us go out way early to golf while they sleep in and then meet us for lunch. Golfing is a lifestyle for us and we are happy that our families support it and understand that.
Besides spending time with our families, golf has provided a way for us to enjoy quality time with each other while at the same time learning from each other. Some couples find it hard to spend time together with all the busy things that take their time up. Golf takes you away from those “distractions”!
Since playing a round of golf takes about 3-4 hours that is how many hours we get to spend together several times per week. If you are lucky enough to have a husband that is willing to spend time with you on the golf course take him up on it. He might regret it if you start enjoying it more than he or playing better golf. Oh well!
Our social circle has also grown over the last few years. We have made some amazing friends within our golf community with which we share many rounds of golf, as well as social time. During the weekdays you can find us both golfing at least 3 days a week after work, weather permitting. On Saturdays and Sundays, Larry golfs with a group of guys and I golf with a fun group of ladies.
If you share the same passion for the game feel free to share and comment on any of our posts. Whether you have played all your life, just learned, or want to learn we would love to hear from you.
See you on the 1st tee!
Larry and Carmen
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