There’s a lesson in this: Even though I am working to improve my game and my stamina, it really helped to play nine holes that made me feel like I can play golf, and to find the fun in the game. Often on harder courses—18 “real” holes—I’m stretching and straining—working hard but it’s work not fun. Today was fun and I was capable enough that I could try new things like shifting my grip just to see the effect and working on my aim. Yeah, a simple thing like aim.
It was also a perfect late Sunday afternoon date with Dave. He’ll play 18 hard tomorrow so it was fun to do 9 easy together today.