Golf is hard

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - FOREWORD - BEN POON

In my decade or so of strug­gling to get to grips with what I call a golf swing - my some­what vig­or­ous, yet jerky and blurry se­ries of move­ments that some would draw com­par­isons to a mad­men try­ing to swing at at­tack­ing zom­bies - and the en­su­ing dan­ger it poses to my flight mates, I have come to the con­clu­sion that golf is not a game for the faint hearted.

First off, the con­stant stares and laugh­ter from my flight mates or cad­dies aren’t be­cause I’m a reg­u­lar Jerry Lewis or Mr

Bean of the group. I some­times make a jolly fool of my­self and have to be at the ready to nurse my bruised and bat­tered ego. And just as I be­gin to re­cover from said wounds, and sum­mon enough courage to face the golf­ing public at the next round, the next bom­bard­ment of chal­lenges be­gins at the tee box, then on the fair­way, fol­lowed by the green or worse, the bunker!

Play­ing more golf re­ally helped and days at the range work­ing with a teach­ing pro paid more div­i­dends than I could ever imag­ine, def­i­nitely more so if I had just tried to go at it by my­self. But ever so of­ten, the mis­takes creep back in and we all need a re­minder on what not to do, so do flip to page 57 for a quick re­vi­sion on how not to make those silly mis­takes out on the golf course that may re­sult in the need to nurse a bruised ego yet again.

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