What Golf Can Teach you

Hi guys…I started taking a golf camp before Covid and then with Covid it stopped for 4 months and we only restarted last weekend. With this pandemic I’ve become very house happy in that I love being at home and I guess I’ve become accustomed to being at home and I enjoy my home , so when it’s time to go out I’m very unwilling and I really don’t feel to go anywhere but I know I should or I must but I find any reason not to. Once I do go out I’m fine and I enjoy myself but I really prefer to be at home.

This weekend I had to go to my golf class and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot. The golf course is in Chaguaramas and you’re surrounded by mountains, bamboo and wonderful breeze. I love it. You can sit in the club and just enjoy watching the cliffs or listening to the howler monkies or just enjoy watching the greenery and that’s what I did when I arrived ealy for class and no one was there yet. I sat and I took in the birds and the view.

Golf has taught me to understand my body and that to make great or precise shots you have to recreate the correct positioning and swings every time and the slightest change of anything, such as, how you swing, or if you lift your head or if you raise up slightly versus staying low, can cause you to hit the ball incorrectly and it won’t go where you want it to. Most of us don’t understand ourselves very well and what triggers us to behave or respond in a particular way.

We fly off the handle with someone when they say something but we don’t think about why we reacted that way when it really wasn’t all that serious a statement, you didn’t have to behave that way. That’s because we have these inner feelings that got there due to things said to us or done to us in our earlier life and we internalise it , it makes us feel a particular way and to protect ourselves we may respond in a certain way that may not be a very nice way to react.

So like golf you have to understand yourself and what slight triggers can cause certain types of negative reactions from you then face whether or not that behaviour works well for you or does it cause a lot of conflict with others or does it make you come across in a way that you don’t like. Golf made me more aware of my body, my thoughts or level of concentration and I realised certain things about myself. One is, when I get fed up with doing something to often, over and over, I get bored then I tend to not put much effort into it. So when I’m tired of practising the same shot ( which I know we’re doing to build up muscle memory) I have to pull out more energy to not start becoming lazy or nonchalant about my shot, because if I don’t my shots get really bad.

Golf or any type of sprt can teach you a lot about yourself if you’re willng to look and learn. Aother sport I did that taught me alot about myself was horse back riding…but that’s for another story.

Check you guys on Thursday where I’ll start my exposes on the power of colour. And if you didn’t see my Virtual Art Exhibition, check it below and please share with your friends. Bye for now.

Visit my art website http://www.gafra.org or check my Etsy Art Shop

My Virtual Art Tour of all of my pieces: https://bit.ly/gafravaexhibit
Google slides of all of my art: https://bit.ly/3g5nFKJ

Published by Gail Francis

Hi, I'm a mother of four, one boy and three girls ranging in ages from 26yrs to 22yrs. I own my own business that I run with my husband and we have no pets. We've had a variety of pets from dogs, cats fish etc, but things go wrong when we have pets so we decided that we are not pet people. I'm a creative person and I love to learn and share what I learn. Watercolour painting is my great love. I dream of having my art appreciated and hung on the walls of homes, offices, churches, anywhere that people can view them and start up a conversation about them. So that's a little about me, come peruse more of my site and ENJOY!!!

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