Early in my career there were numerous golf tournaments that the media was invited to play in.
I thought it might be a good idea to learn to play. I’d hacked around a little, but the only thing I could do was putt. My short game was wide and and my long game even wider.
I had some very nice Wilson clubs that had been a gift so lessons seemed like the next natural step.
I met with a teaching pro and we worked for about 45 minutes of the hour I had booked, when suddenly he stopped and said he had some really solid advice.
I figured it was my grip. I figured wrong. He simply said, see if I could find the receipt for the clubs and get my money back.
I still played a few times but it got to the point the teams I’d be with in a scramble asked me to just bring my putter. I gave up golf, but still like to watch the majors and sometimes, on a really nice day, I miss it.
Since the clubs were a gift to begin with I just gave them away.