I've been playing golf as long as I can remember. The picture to the right is from the summer I turned 2. My first iron club I got when I was 5, and before I turned 6 I had my green card (equals hcp 54 in Sweden, and prrof that you know the rules) and I also had my first competition.
Since then I've been competing at least once a year. When I became a teenager I joined the team at my golf club. Those summers I played ~20 competitions / summer. I had so much fun back then. I went to summer camp with the guys, competed in both individual and teams. When I was at my best, I came in top 12 in nationals for juniors. I also played some national competitions in team. However, this was to the end of my "golf career".
When I moved away from home, I kind of took a break from golf for almost 8 years! It was just too much to do. I had work, and all of a sudden I had a household to take care of, and since the apartment was my ex boyfriend's I got him as a bonus :P
I didn't want, and I didn't have space to keep my golf clubs at the apartment, so I still had the clubs with my parents. Here comes the part that made me not to play. It took me 45min to get to my parents by car - from them it took another 40min to the golf club. In other words it would be a transportation of at least 2.5h total, and that is when there's no traffic.
Once I moved back with my parents, which now equals to USA, I started to play again. While competing I had a hcp of 5. Now I am more around a hcp of 12. I don't mind though, I have golf as a hobby now. It's relaxing. Since it's been a part of me my whole life, I've learned that without golf in my life, I don't feel good. Golf helps me to relax, to get rid of aggressions, deal with depression and stress. It also helps me to boost me when I'm happy and just feeling great.
Golf is perfect for me. No matter what you feel or want, when you're on the course, you're in nature, you have animals around you and fresh air. You get away from the daily life and the social community you're normally in.
If you play golf too, feel free to contact me! I'd love some more golf friends to play with.