If you saw my post about Tyler’s golf cookies for his birthday, then you already know that he’s a golfer! Tyler has played golf his whole entire life – he played in college at University of Richmond. Additionally, he also tried going professional and placed second in the Met Amateur Championship. There are so many articles about Tyler and his golf career – I guess he has to be somewhat good, right? Haha just kidding.
I decided to learn how to play golf for several reasons.
First, I grew up doing dance, martial arts, and cheerleading, so being active was relatively a huge part of my life. Since high school, I missed playing a sport. Of course, I’m still active and I go to workout classes and lift weights, but it’s not really something you can really do with friends!
Second, Tyler loves playing golf and I’d love to play with him someday. Maybe we can participate in couples golf tournaments. I’ll probably never be on his level, but learning how to play golf has opened up many double date ideas!
Third, it’s no secret that a lot of business deals are made on the golf course – Tyler says it’s not as common nowadays as it was back then, but it really doesn’t hurt to learn how to play golf!
Overall, through golf, I’ve been able to make friends and it’s always fun having a little competition with friends! Note: I said ‘a little‘ – I can’t play with people who take golf too seriously. I get timid, haha.
How I Started Playing Golf
If you’re interested in learning how to play golf, it’s never a bad idea to get golf lessons! There are several ways on finding a golf instructor. You can call local golf courses to see if they offer golf lessons.
For me, I asked on Instagram if anyone had recommendations for a golf instructor. My friend, Vonn, recommended her client, who is the golf coach at a community college. I decided to get golf lessons through him because I feel more comfortable going through a friend of a friend, than someone who I don’t know!
Prices vary for golf lessons and if I’m being honest, lessons can be pretty pricey, especially if you’re like me and you’re not sure if this is something you want to do long-term yet.
I started taking weekly golf lessons in January. We started putting and pitching, then slowly moved our way to the driving range. From there, I recently started playing 9 holes. I’m not currently comfortable playing 18 holes yet – I think it’s a bit too much for me but I hope to eventually get there by the end of this year.
I also joined several female golf groups on Facebook, which have also been helpful in getting golf tips.
My Golf Clubs Set
Tyler surprised me with a women’s golf set for Valentine’s Day – we joked about how ‘selfish‘ his gift was, haha, but I actually did want my own golf set! I got the Tour Edge Lady Edge Half Set – it’s great because it has all the clubs I need and I have room to add more and expand my collection.
Tour Edge Lady Edge Half Set
My Tour Edge Lady Edge Half Set came with a driver, 3-wood, 6-hybrid, putter, 8 iron, sand wedge, pitching wedge, golf bag, and head covers. My golf instructor also gave me his old Callaway 56 pitching wedge, which is now my lucky club. I’ve been able to chip in so many times with that club, haha.
Consider this my introduction post to my golf journey. I’m super excited to share my golf journey with you and encourage those who want to learn how to play golf to simply start!