4/19/09

Is it the long winter, or what?



So last week, I all of a sudden want to get my fishing license and go fishing this summer. After driving past the lakes on the way to St. Maries last week, I had this urge to get out and fish.

H-m-m-m-m.

You know what it is this week?



Golfing.

Again, I haven't golfed in over nine years. Every summer, I tell myself I'm going to the golf course and go golfing. But, since the drive to the Kellogg Country Club in Pinehurst is such a long ways (maybe 3 miles), I just haven't been able to get to the course.

I think some of these things changed with the girls being younger, and getting involved in their activities...which didn't include fishing or golfing.

But now, with the girls getting older, (are they really in middle school, high school, and college?), I have a bit more time to pursue some of my former interests.

I think maybe the long winter has something to do with it, too. Both of these activities require being out in the sunshine and fresh air, which sounds really good right now.

So, we'll see if I catch any fish or par any holes this summer. It would be fun.

Now most kids grow up going fishing with their dad.

Not me. My dad was a golfer.

He loved getting out on the course, and, when I was younger, I enjoyed driving the electric golf cart, chauffeuring my dad around.

I was glad I had a chance to golf with him a few times before he passed away.

I wonder if swinging a golf club is like riding a bike...does it come back naturally, or I am going to have to work at it, and be very frustrated.

I hope to have these questions answered sometime in the months ahead.

3 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

Don't you just go wild with all the possibilities of summer? It's so exciting!

raymond pert said...

My problem: all the terrible habits of my golf swing are right there, no matter how long it's been since I golfed. I wish it were not like riding a bike. I wish I could start over...but, alas, my muscle memory keeps its persistent focus on all the bad things I do when I swing a golf club and I carry those bad habits out....

Silver Valley Girl said...

TW--Yes, I am looking forward to the possibilities of summer. I hope the weather is somewhat good this weekend, so I can do some yard work!!

RP--Well, it has been so long, I can't remember if I had developed good habits or bad habits with my golf swing. I guess I just need to get out on the course and see for myself which way it is.