March 18, 2011
Preparing for this year’s new golf season will be a little harder than usual, and I prefer to blame it on the weather.
Unlike prior Cape Region winters, this one had few if any mild days, where one could feel a tad adventurous about playing a round of golf in the high 40s, as long as the wind wasn’t too brisk.
I recently returned to the practice range at Shawnee Country Club, where I hadn’t played since last November.
I would love to say that my golf swing came back to me immediately, but that would be stretching things just a bit—a huge bit, in fact.
The mats at the range are pretty forgiving, but there were plenty of squirrelly shots, both right and left, mixed in with the occasional “yeah, that’s it.”
On the morning of the next day, several body parts also announced that they were not used to the strains of the practice session. They were in the mood to remind me that returning to golf after a long absence requires some physical reconditioning.