Monday, May 11, 2009

New Hobby?!

Well, I have been going back and forth debating picking up golf as new hobby, which would be really fun to partake in with Gabe.  We are trying to find the right hobby to throw ourselves into that we can enjoy doing together as well as enjoy all over the world.  I always see families at baggage claim lugging around their personally set of golf clubs, and I instantly think .... wow, first off that is probably really expensive and a hassel to ship around the country to enjoy on vacation.  But, secondly, how cool is that to play different courses on vacation together as a family!

Gabe went on a five day golf trip with a group of friends, and before he left we went shopping for a new driver.  Well, we end up leaving the golf shop with a driver and an ENTIRE set of clubs because he really needed them :)  Then, Gabe decides he needed new golf shoes the day he gets back in town from his five days straight of playing golf.  It's like the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and one thing leads to the next.  So, after shopping around and looking at a gazillion clubs and golf shoes, I thought it might be fun to pick up golf as well.  I have pretty good hand/eye cordination, but I also know it is an incredibly expensive and frustrating sport.  Believe it or not, I enjoy watching golf and have always dated guys who golf .... so I think I want to learn how to play!  What do you think?  

This entire weekend was absolutely gorgeous in Seattle!  We went to the driving range for a couple hours, and I happily watched Gabe hit three buckets of balls.  I was itching to try and swing the club, but my Uncle Don (who owns a driving range and has a lot of experience with golf) gave me a few pointers earlier this month when I was sharing my interest with him.  He said it is a good thing I don't have any bad habits to break and to just take a couple lessons to learn the correct form.  So, I took his advice and just putted around instead of creating my own crazy swing to hack at the ball!

I am trying to convince my girlfriends to learn to play with me, but I don't think I have fully sold them on it.  It seems I have some work to do.  Anyone out there want to learn to golf with me or any women golfers out there that any thoughts?!?!

Here are some pictures from the our date at the driving range!

My turn ....

My three foot putt went in, and Gabe got an action shot!

Hope everyone has a blessed week!!


Kimberly said...

Golf is SOOO fun to play!! I'm not an "avid" golfer, if you will, but I definitely enjoy playing a round every once in a while. I used to spend hours & hours out @ the course or the driving range with my dad & loved every minute of it! I haven't had any formal training, but apparently have a "natural swing," according to a golfing pro @ my parents club...and the "adult beverages" are always nice & refreshing too!! :)

Hannah said...

Hope you got into golf! My sister is a professional golfer as of last fall...she just left on tour earlier this month. You can follow her career on her blog ( if you're interested.

By the way...I'm totally skimming your old blog posts if you couldn't tell. Keeps me busy at work. :)

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