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Friday, August 6, 2010


Friday August 6th.

Today was my first golf lesson! My instructors name is Priscilla. At first I wasn't so sure that this was going to work out. My lesson was scheduled for 1pm. My instructor was late. While I was waiting I practice putting on the putting green and then at 25 mins I decided that at 30 minutes I would leave because I was getting irritated. I decided that 30 mins was long enough to wait. I waited 30 mins total. I was excited about my lesson and really looked forward to it. I was getting irritated because I didn't want my tardy instructor to leave a bad taste in my mouth about golf being that this is all new to me. She showed up just in time. Turned out that her babysitter failed to show up so she ended up having to tote her little boy with her. I saw her rushing to the pro shop where I was waiting. Her little boy is about 2 yrs old and I could see his little legs just moving as fast as they could possibly move. He reminded me of when Mylan was that age. In the end Priscilla apologized and gave me extra time to make up for her being late. However, I didn't expect her to give me so much extra time. The lesson ended up being 2 1/2 hours long. Phew! Time flew by though! I had a lot of fun! Priscilla was a lot of fun to work with! We laughed a lot and it was really great to have female instructor to learn from! She is also very patient and keeps the lesson upbeat and positive! Plus she won't let her lessons end with a bad hit. I learned how to swing with my driver and one of my irons. Oh boy does it feel good when I get a good hit! It's kind of addicting because I just wanted to keep swinging and swinging just to hear that nice "PING" noise as the ball hit off of my club. I learned that I must not stick my head down too far with my chin on my chest, that I must keep my left foot down like my feet are in cement (She called it "keeping your body quiet") and to follow through. Those are the things I struggled with most. I also learned that for female golfers that all their power is in their hips. So she told me to concentrate on my hip motion. In the end she told me that she was impressed with how well I took to everything she told me! That was nice to hear and made me feel good!
Below is a little diagram that she drew me so that I will remember what she taught me today. Great stick figure huh?!!

She also gave me homework...I have to practice swinging with a broom. Funny huh?
It's to help me sweep with my driver.

My next lesson is Monday! Woo-Hoo!

Then on Friday Larry is taking me to a Par 3 course for my first golf experience! Friday is also our 5 year anniversary!
Priscilla said, "I've got to get you ready to kick his butt!" I told her, "Hold on now, lets not get ahead of ourselves! I don't want too much pressure!" LOL!

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