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Published January 5th 2017
Golf Anxiety No More
To be honest, I'm a terrible golfer, but I love to play. Fact is I probably play four times a year and that in itself is the main reason I'm no good. To play good golf you have to play lots.
One of the main reasons we don't play enough is because we suffer from Golf Anxiety Yep. It's all in your mind. The over analysing. Will I be embarrassed? Will I miss the ball? That first tee off, oh my, everyone standing around watching me. As you walk up for your first hit you've more butterflies in your belly than when you went for your first job interview. Right?
Well, fear no more. Golf is changing. Over these summer holidays, I have played three times and I am happy to say attitudes at these clubs have changed. Fact is they need to attract a new player, a young player, the next generation of social golfers to stay in business.
Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links is one of those clubs that is moving with the times. Cardinia Beaconhills Website What a lovely place. Check out their website for more information. I played there yesterday and it was one of the best games of golf I've experienced. Only 40KM from Melbourne and you are there. How To Get There It is really beautiful country. The course is beautiful and scenic. A wonderful, peaceful part of Melbourne full of wildlfe.
The day was magical. I booked a time and explained I'm not a good golfer and don't need the pressure. No problem. The guy was so friendly. I got a tee off time after the members finished, so no rush, no pressure. Off we went.
It's amazing how much better you play when that golf anxiety has disappeared. I smacked my first tee off like a pro (not really). Our 4 hours of walking the rolling hills began.
There were lots of groups out there, all having a crack. Young teenagers with their dads. Elderly chaps always with a big smile and funny comment as you walked past. All enjoying the outdoors and playing a sport everyone can participate in.
The wildlife and fauna, in itself is a great reason to play this game.