I’m Tom O’Reilly and I’ve spent the better part of my adult life one step ahead of total embarassment on the golf course. I really love the game and I like to play whenever I can. But, my game is brutal.
I’ve been away from golf at different times and for various stretches during my life. As kids were coming fast and furious, I took up tennis just because I could play in an hour or so and get back to the wife and kids before they ever really missed me. But, tennis really never provided the fellowship and comraderie that I really love about golf.
So, besides business golf and the annual family outing, I haven’t played as much as I would have liked for the past several years. This year I’ve committed to playing regularly (at least once a week) with my son, Mick. He’s 12 years old now and is eager to play. I’ve watched my brother and friends really form a strong bond with their sons through the game of golf and I’m anxious to do the same with Mick.
So, Mick and I are taking golf lessons and pracicing at a local range. We’re also trying out various training aids and online video lessons and we’ve created this blog to let you know what is working and where we’ve wasted our money. Believe me, scratch golfers are going to have very little interest but the folks who are striving to get out once or twice a week, may find some tips and hints that will give them enough of an edge to compete with their family and friends and perhaps enjoy the game even more.
Feel free to share your experiences and advice and we’ll help each other in our mutual quest to “play bogey golf”.