Learn to Play
Are you fed up going to dinner parties where talk of birdies, pars and swings are the main conversation topics? Are you at a loss when debate sparks up at the water-cooler about whether or not G-Mac deserves a place on the latest Ryder Cup team? Do you feel lonely and left out when your friends are making plans to play golf at the weekend? If you are suffering from any or – heaven help you – all of these symptoms. then you are suffering from ‘lack of golf in your life’ syndrome.
Fear not though; there’s a simple remedy. All you need is a dose of determination and a couple of golf lessons and you’ll be more than able to talk the talk. You might even find that you become as addicted to the sport as your peers.
The great news is that Ireland offers incredible facilities for both beginners and more advanced players looking for some guidance on how to improve their game. The Golf Union of Ireland’s National Academy at Carton House was dubbed by Paul McGinley as a world-class facility and this is just one of a whole host of similar resources on offer.
And of course we must not forget about our future world champions. McIlroy first picked up a golf club at the tender age of 18 months, proving that you are never too young to start. Camps and clinics catering for kids as young as five are offered all over the country.