While a couple of courses opened in the Ottawa region this past weekend (list here from Flagstick golf magazine), I resisted the temptation to hit the links. For one, the conditions are not likely to be that great, and two last year I put a real emphasis on starting the season with a solid month of practice before getting into the routine of playing. During the summer I play a lot, and since I enjoy playing way more than practicing, I find it hard to convince myself to practice when I can play 54 holes or more a week. As such, I try to give myself a good foundation in the spring with lots of practice.
Today it was chilly and wet in Ottawa, but with nothing else going on around the house I thought it would be a good day to hit the range.
There was still snow on the ground, but it felt really good to get some swings in. I hit a couple of snap hooks and a few hosel rockets, but generally the session went well. I even managed to get some video of my swing.
The voice in the video is a random guy set up beside me who talked my ear off the entire time. It was a little annoying that he didn’t stop talking to let me swing, but generally he was decent company.
In addition to getting to hit some balls, I also got to wear my new Under Armour Storm Cold Gear golf pants today. They are super comfortable, look like a normal golf pant, but have an extra layer of warmth and are water proof. I saw these last year at SportCheck for around $100, I picked them up at the Under Armour outlet in Waterloo, NY for $25.
Another golf season has begun,
See you at the turn