Golf is how I mentally and physical challenge myself. Where I continue to learn new skills and demand more from myself. Where mental strength is as important as power and technique. Where you learn to live in and enjoy the present because getting ahead of yourself can be your undoing. It’s a social event where I get to catch up with friends in an environment full of mutual support. Where we applaud each miracle shot and commiserate the howlers. Where the laughter means that even during a round where you end up soaked through and need to use your retriever to get your balls out of the hole rather than a water hazard (see photos!) you still say you’ve had a great time and arrange to do it again the following week. It’s a sport for all ages that facilitates all abilities and one my friends and I will be able to enjoy for the rest of our lives, hopefully encouraging more friends to join us on the way.