To somebody who can hardly hold a golf club properly, golf is just one of those esoteric and silly sports for ballers and faux-ballers to hold passive-aggressive competition with one another. It’s also something I can imagine 1950s Japanese bankers playing when they want to try and befriend and impress their bosses. Prejudices aside, I tried some golf, but I didn’t fancy the conventional variety, as I cannot help but agree with Oscar Wilde when he said that golf is a nice walk in the park spoiled, or something along those lines anyway.
So, I decided to play crazy golf, or mini golf, or whatever it is that people call it these days. There’s a great little park in Maidenhead, on the bank of the Thames. It’s pretty cheap and is probably just as much fun as one of those UK golf hotels. There’s loads of different little obstacles, like loop the loops, water hazards, Swiss cheese-like holed wall things, some of which are annoying, but all the more satisfying once you conquer them. With all the golf holiday deals available, it’s probably easy to overlook little undiscovered gems like this place, especially for the amateur golfer, such as myself. It’s also very child-friendly too; my little niece really enjoyed this place, even though she was cheating all the way through by insisting that it’s ok for her to shepherd her ball all the way to the end in one go, rather than take it in turns like everyone else! I didn’t mind though, as she was had lots of fun and that’s what matters most.
As much as I enjoyed our bout of crazy golf, despite losing, I think that I’m probably exactly the same as I was before in terms of having absolutely no golf experience or skill whatsoever. I would probably not go and play proper golf for the reason that I feel that I may cause severe embarrassment to myself. With that in mind, however, I think my niece probably would enjoy one of the many golf holiday deals available.
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