I got into golf while working at Disney Sports, as back in the early 2000s we were allotted a free round of golf on our Disney owned courses every week. And add in 50% off range balls to practice (we needed all the help we could get as we didn’t make much). Score!
Our secret was to go mid week around 4pm in non-rainy season. No full paying guest would start a round that late, so we got to go at our own pace, goof off a bit, practice our swings and release some steam from our heavy event season. Definitely spoiled us! None of us were any good because we didn’t play regularly, but we chopped away and steadily improved. I started out with a wicked slice, always to the right, but I settled into a nice grip after a few years. And we could typically complete 13-15 holes and were content with that. It was a fantastic perk that not many people took advantage of and now it is gone all together.
Fast forward a few years and I started getting invited to participate in team scrambles. Sign me up! A female’s big advantage is getting to hit from the red tees which can be up to 50 yards in front of the regular men’s tees. So I learned how to effectively drive the ball and become an asset to the team. Needless to say, I can’t do much else in between, but I can consistently hit the initial ball 225+ yards and I can hold my own putting too.