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Green on the Green: Learning Golf at 59

Amy hits the green on the Kissing Camels Course in Colorado Springs last month. (Photo courtesy of the author) The ball sat high on the tee, as if waiting patiently while I ran through my mental checklist.  Lean forward – but not too much. Bend your knees – but not too much.  Turn your hips and shoulders – but not your head. Follow through – definitely follow through. I swung the club, anticipating the thwack! that signals a solid drive. Nope. Not a sound, except the swoosh of my driver pushing the air.  This frustrating scenario is a familiar one, as I have recently set about learning the torturous sport of golf.  It feels weird to be an absolute beginner at age 59. I’m a veteran at so many things at this point: writing, marriage, mothering, and yoga, to name a few. But in the realm of golf, a true beginner is what I am indeed, right down to having to learn the anatomy of a golf club. (Who knew there was a heel and …