There is an old golf myth that if you take a lot of time off from the game of golf, that you will come back and be better than when you left it. That the break will help you stop being so mechanical and you can rely more on your feel, and therefore play better. Well that may be the case in some situations but it certainly wasn’t it mine! The last time I had the opportunity to really spend any time on the golf course was in June when my family went to Myrtle Beach for our annual family vacation. After graduating from college golf, running Sydney Elizabeth, being recently engaged, playing and practicing on my game was just one of those things I never really got around to doing! Last week, my old teammate asked if I wanted to play in a scramble with her and her dad. It was for a good cause, to send other kids to school that played golf so I thought—why not! I figured we could both struggle through the round and it could be fun. So I let her talk me into it.
While my game was certainly not “up to par”, it actually was not as bad as I thought it would be taking almost 5 months off. I didn’t even get to hit one practice ball leading up to the event because it had rained all that week! It really surprised me how after taking all that time off, your body just knows what to do. I guess golf is just one of those games that you can always go back to. Sure, you might be rusty and it will take a while to get to the level you were before, but the muscle memory is still there and is something that your mind and body never forget.
Even though my game wasn’t on top, my outfit was! I felt really comfortable and cute all day in my Jordan Skort, White/Teal hat, matching earrings, and a black rain jacket. I was also sporting my Nike Lunar pink and gray golf shoes, that I have blogged about before.
After the struggle of mishit shots, rain, and a lot of laughs later, our team ended up shooting a 60 and we got 3rd place! Woo hoo!
So the moral of the story is…if you aren’t playing well, you better be dressed well.
Keep your style in the short grass!