‘HELP, I’M ADDICTED TO GOLF!’
It’s a never-ending obsession. I wake up, drive to work, get my emails sorted and then make a few daily calls. Then it’s time to stop, take out my putter and make a few strokes. This happens a lot throughout my working day. It’s my medication and meditation all rolled into one. I will play a round and if I am happy, great. It’s time to go home, relax and watch the pros on TV. But, if I am not happy with how I played, I am back on the driving range ironing out what I have done wrong. I tweak my swing according to the latest Youtube videos and pray it produces a soft fade. And here lies the problem; I very rarely feel satisfied with my golf. I can play +5 over 18 and then go out the next week and play +15 through the first three holes (I exaggerate a little). That is why I think I am addicted to this beautiful game. I hope there are others out there that have golf permanently on the brain. Perhaps a Golfers Anonymous meeting could be arranged?
DOMINIC LEWIS, PEMBROKESHIRE