Our columnist is feeling down in the dumps with the run of bad weather being one reason to blame for the lack of opportunities to play golf, which has also interrupted Team Naga’s challenge!
Do you ever believe that the golfing Gods are against you? Until this week I didn’t - but now I’m not so sure. (Warning: This columnist is a little grumpy).
I have played a total of FIVE times since I wrote my last column. That was TWO whole months ago! Part of that has been due to a week-long holiday snowboarding (which went very well but was illuminating in golfing terms - more to come on that), partly because of a busy work schedule, and then the stuff that has been completely out of my control: The “Beast from the East” and the mini “Pest from the West”, torrential rain, actually make that ENDLESS rain, a debilitating lurgy which lasted three weeks and straight after I showed signs of coming through that, a nerve decided to become painfully trapped in my shoulder... I mean SERIOUSLY? What did I do to deserve this?
I know I shouldn’t take it personally but I am. I know that it will get better, but I have lost patience with this series of unfortunate events. I know I have lots to keep me occupied - Maths GCSE revision (first exam is at the end of May), bike ride training (also abandoned during illness and body letting me down) and of course catching up on all the books I want to read/write but moan about not having the time. However, I don’t want to do anything else. I want the sun to shine and I want to play golf - it’s not too much to ask is it? The battle against Team Clive has got off to a flying whimper. None of us really has been able to play much, so when we have had a chance to enter any competitions, the scores have been pretty unimpressive. You can keep updated on the Women & Golf website, but let’s just say that Team Naga is hoping for a mid-year spurt. I’ve managed to keep swinging a few times in the indoor range I’ve joined, but it’s not the same as walking in the fresh air and playing real golf, though I’m grateful at least to have that as an alternative at the moment.
I had a serious loss of confidence when on my snowboarding holiday. I took a couple of hard tumbles and lost the ability to take risks. Let’s face it, sliding down an icy slope on a board which your feet are strapped into is pretty risky.
“When I couldn’t shake my fear of falling (and failing) when snowboarding, I realised just how important it is to be in control of your attitude”
This is just a snippet of Naga's full article in the latest issue of Women & Golf magazine. You can pick up Women & Golf, on sale Friday 20th April, or click here to subscribe now to read the full feature and enjoy W&G delivered to your door!