Monday, June 21, 2004

Golf and me

And the disaster continues.

Golf and Me are not particularly the best of combinations together.

Realised this a couple of months back but choose to ignore it like how we usually like not accepting unpleasant hard facts of life!

However after my second embarrasing attempt at it..cld'nt deny it anymore--I AM A BAD GOLFER!

This weekend as a part of a pampering schedule of one of my friend we had gone golfing. Now the word "Golf" sounds very glamourous till you actually play it--then it is outright embarassing!

To begin we weren't even allowed to play golf on the ground coz according to the rules of the place "We need to know how to play golf to play there"!!...

Ok now please someone answer me...How are amatuers like me even expected to attempt to try and work on these embarrasing aspects of our lives if we are not even allowed to play (mind you not like we are not paying for it or something!)??!!!...This is outright cruelty to mankind and I personally think some sport supporting organization should this up as "Cruelty to amatuer Golfers" ..maybe even do a dharna outside the resort!

Anywayz we the "Unpriveledged wannabe Golfers" are then given the option of playing on what is called as "Driveway"..basically which is basically a simulation of the golf course..more like infants who are put through KG to show them what school would be like..and then they realise schools are never like kindergarden!!!...

Anywayz when we reached the "Driveway" to try you luck and finally settled on our patch..guess what I see...A little girl( maybe 4 yrs old) who was holding the golf Stick higher than her height..was hitting the ball like had been playing for years!!!!....I took my stick and my ball bucket and tried to settle for a patch far away. Enough embarrasments already for the day.

And then as expected....My friends watched patiently as I tried and tried and tried atleast three-four hits (at the minimum) before the stick could even connect the ball..forget actually giving it a swing! And even when it did connect, it barely reached 50m.
p.s:The little chinese girl was actually managing atleast 75m. Embarrasement at its peak and friends being really nice and supportive.

The good part was....most of my friends were not at their best(sadistic pleasures) in our last vain attempt to pep up our performance each swing was associated with how much one loves his/her boyfriend/girlfirend and obviously a miserable shot was associated with a loser in love and vice versa...this was pressure tactics at its best and for some it it actually worked!!!

As if this embarresment was not enough to top it all this entire "event" was being filmed on handycam by my friends each taking turns to capture "Who is the best loser of us all"! much for memory sake!

And so after hitting 100 odd balls across varied destinations(amongst 4 of us) we finally gave up and I for one accepted the fact that Golf and me are not the most pleasant of combinations...sigh! (Hard fact of life!)

The end hands and arms are paining and complaining as if to say "Do'nt You dare do this to us again..grrr!!..:-(

So have accepted the fact that am not Tiger woods or anything evenly remotely close in the making....and will stick to pictionary and play it safe!:-)

p.s:- Maybe..Just Maybe..will give it one more shot...just one more!:-))


At 9:51 AM, Blogger Jupe said...

Charles Rosin said "Golf isn't a game, it's a choice that one makes with one's life." Dontcha ever give up - once u master it u will love it. Lage raho :-)

At 12:48 AM, Blogger Megha said...

That's the spirit! As Stephen Baker once said about golf ---

If you don't succeed at first, don't despair. Remember, it takes time to learn to play golf; most players spend their entire lifetime finding out about the game before they give up!

So here's to one more shot! :)

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

thx guys for all the positive strokes!!

Am already feeling like tiger woods in the making!:-))

So you's to one more shot!

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Mudra Rakshasa said...

Interesting take on golf, the candour is refreshing. Too many people are drawn to the glamour of golf (ironic for a devised by ghillies in Scotland). I think it was Mark Twain who described Golf as a good walk spoiled. So there's your cue -- try to see it as a good long unhurried walk. From there on, it is only an improvement. If you manage to hit the ball... well, that's just gravy. BTW, the sound of the ball making contact squarely with the club face is the sweetest sound in the world.


At 3:40 AM, Blogger Raghu said...

Like the other cliches - "it is a game that can only be played & not won" & I've been 'playing' the game the last 8 yrs (I love teaching the wannabies better !!)

When you start hitting the ball I can guarantee that you won't be able to wipe that smile off yr face :) !!

Golf can be many things - just like life, it is a game of "recovery" !!

So, dust yr clubs and 'hit' the nearest range or course for a 'round' !!


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