Golf is a game that is near and dear to my heart. Although I played about a million sports, and my Dad was always my coach, golf is the one game that we really bonded over. As a kid, I never truly appreciated the game of golf. I certainly didn't appreciate the talent I had. Looking back, I kick myself for not pursuing and practicing the sport. I might have had a pretty decent chance at playing in college.
I'll never forget my second shot, on my very first round of golf. We were playing a par three course, and aside from a few swings on the driving range, I'd never played golf before. My first shot off the tee box went about 10 feet. On my second shot, I got up there, whacked at the ball from way back in the fairway and it literally went in the hole. My second shot ever was a birdie, that I drained from 100 yards away.
I looked at my parents and was like, "What, like it's hard?" JK, I didn't quote Legally Blonde, that movie hadn't even been released yet. For the record, it all went downhill from there, but that was still a really fun way to kick off my golf career.
Today, CB and I play together. He wants to "help" my game by completely changing everything about my swing, all the way down to the grip on the club. I know he is trying to help, just like my Dad would have been all those years ago.
My thought though? If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Also, not to brag but also to go ahead and brag, I beat CB on our last round of golf sooooo..........
Another reason I love golf is because I adore any sport that ends with wine or beer rather than a sports drink and orange slices. Although some people drink on the course, that has never been me and will never be me. I'd prefer to save my wine for afterwards, when I can really sit down and enjoy the glass in full!
Gran Reserva is the perfect wine for golfers. Why do I say that? Well, included on the bottle is a $25 credit on a round of golf at major golf courses nationwide courtesy of Concha y Toro Gran Reserva. Find a specially marked bottle necker where you buy wine. And you can also enter a great sweepstakes to win – one year of free golf.
Be sure to check out the Tee Time Sweepstakes for more details!
CB and I have already made plans to redeem our $25 credit and play together this upcoming weekend!
Do you guys play golf? Leave a comment and tell me about a golf memory you have!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.