willabur wrote: »
I took up the game when I was around 10 or 12 but didn't get onto a golf course until I was 18 or so. Grew up in the countryside with not alot of neighbours so had a lot of space to hit a golf ball around. Best time was just after the hay was saved, you'd never lose a ball then. But the rest of the time I spent most of the time walking around a soggy field trying to find the ball I had just hit.
On the other side of the spectrum I am getting a friend into it at the moment. I invited him out last year to play a scramble with some other friends. Basically we both took a shot and then played from the better of the shots. Took the pressure of him completely and made him both enjoy the walk and see how golf is played. He even ended up hitting some of the better shots. 1st green he rolled in a putt from downtown, we couldn't believe our eyes
Since then he has been to the range a few times. His wife has bought him a tranche of lessons and tonight I am taking him out to play his own ball for 18 holes. Lets see how that goes
swededmonkey wrote: »
I was a late bloomer and didn't start to play until my 30's after picking up a few fairly serious injuries which ended my rugby career. Had a few mates that played and started tagging on with them and bought a second hand set in halpennys to get me started