Today is my birthday and I am 56. I woke early and washed my face, brushed my teeth, added eye cream and sun block—and a touch of eye liner --and packed my clubs. We drove to a nearby executive course and played nine holes in and hour and 15 minutes. Today I had two pars! I’m still very very new to golf but I am learning how I learn and I can see the difference in this short time. Yesterday I looked at pictures of women swinging and that club is so far behind them on the backswing. I kept seeing that in my head when I swung and voila! My ball went up in the air and onto the green. What a Happy Golf Birthday this is.
Now, in truth, because I am also 56 and a very girly—womanly—girl. I am also dressing up tonight for a special birthday dinner and that will, I hope, be followed by other exciting semi-athletic adventures.