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Learning in the Dirt (A Blog for Golf Beginners)

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Who I Am

I'm a history teacher at a Alexander Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, WI.  I'm 29 years old and I've been playing golf for the past three years.  I am someone who for the longest time had no idea how the guys on tv hit the ball so high and far.  Golf to me was magical.  Three years ago my father in law gave me his old set of clubs and I started playing around, trying to figure out how to hit the ball.  I was on a path towards probably struggling with the game and never being any good at all.  The only advice I got from people was to practice and play a lot and I'd get better.  Thank goodness for the Internet.


What This Here Blog is About

I want to do something to help people have as much fun as I've had.  I was going to start a topic on one of the forums for Dirters who are new to the game, but I didn't see any clearly marked threads devoted to that topic.  I want to share my experiences with beginning players in particular because I feel like a lot of the forum content on the Dirt is geared towards people who know a ton about the game.  It's not easy to navigate the world of golf when you're a beginner.  Just visit the PGA website sometime and try to learn something useful.  Or read a golf magazine full of "tips."  Its almost like the golf world doesn't want people to learn to play for free.
I also want to record my thoughts and ideas as I learn more and more about golf.  I want to be able to look back and laugh long and hard at all the crazy ideas I had.