default_top_notch
default_setNet1_2

Learning to Play Golf

기사승인 2020.11.06  11:02:20   조회수 86

공유
default_news_ad1

Over the past couple of months, due to COVID-19, adhering to strict rules and social distancing have been important to stay safe. But during this time, as it is impossible to quarantine every day all the time, the amount of activities are limited. But, an activity that has been on the rise in popularity is golf as we can be socially distanced while still having fun. Back in early March, I decided that I wanted to learn how to play golf, as my parents regularly played with their friends during quarantine. Personally, I thought that learning to play golf would be easy. Hypothetically, I simply had to swing a club and hit a still ball on the floor. However, it turned out not to be the case.

[Line of people waiting to enter the golf range. Photo Courtesy of Clare Sohn]

The first couple of weeks were tough as I could not even hit the ball that was on the floor right in front of me. I assumed that hitting a ball would be easy, but it didn’t work as well as I envisioned. I got really frustrated to the point that I wondered, ‘why am I still doing this?’. But as time went on, I found that the sport usually played by older adults was slowly turning into a sport played by all ages. I was able to see a lot of youth following in on the trend, both on social media and in person. This made me want to improve my golf skills so that I could improve and soon go out to the field with my parents as currently, my parents are better than I am.What I found was that with consistent practice and concentration, I was soon able to successfully hit the ball. From then on, going to a practice range was one of the highlights of my week as on most other days, I was at home all day. Day after day, I slowly started improving. I started to use different clubs and got ready to go out onto the field to play an actual game of golf.

Finally, after about 2 months of practice, my family and I went to a field to play my first 18 holes of golf. Basically, the game was what I had been practicing but divided into four hours. Considering that it was my first time playing an 18-hole round, I think that I did well as I was able to successfully hit the ball. The biggest difference I learned from playing at a range and on the field was that on the range, my balls flew at a more consistent rate as I had been performing the same move for hours. On the field, however, due to being tired from the walking and swinging my arms, my form had changed. As a result, my balls flew at a less consistent rate.

[First time going out rounding on the field. Photo courtesy of Clare Sohn’s mom]

In the beginning, I thought that the sport golf wasn’t a real sport as none of my friends played. But after playing, I quickly realized that golf can be extremely tiring, but also entertaining at the same time. From this experience, I want to improve more especially in my short game which are any shots that are less than around 70 yards and work on putting as I found that it was harder than I assumed. In conclusion, I no longer believe that golf is a boring sport: now, I am excited to practice and play more with my family and friends.

 

 







Clare Sohn
Grade 10
Seoul Foreign School

Clare Sohn student_reporter@dherald.com

<저작권자 © 헤럴드투모로우 무단전재 및 재배포금지>
default_news_ad3
기사 댓글 0
전체보기
첫번째 댓글을 남겨주세요.

최신기사

default_news_ad4
default_side_ad1

인기기사

default_side_ad2

포토

1 2 3
set_P1
default_side_ad3

섹션별 인기기사 및 최근기사

set_hot_S1N3
set_hot_S1N4
set_hot_S1N7
set_hot_S1N10
set_hot_S1N11
set_hot_S1N13
set_hot_S1N17
set_hot_S1N15
set_hot_S1N18
set_hot_S1N19
set_hot_S1N20
set_hot_S1N21
default_setNet2
default_bottom
#top
default_bottom_notch