Welcome to Golf Blog Australia.
I’m Luke. A school teacher with a passion for sport, in particular golf.
My home course is Heidelberg Golf Club where I play off a reasonable handicap which sits somewhere around 10.
As I’m sure is the case with many golf enthusiasts, I was hooked the moment I struck that first ball! Some of my fondest memories center around my early experiences with golf – playing with family, laughing at badly hit shots (which were more frequent than the good ones!), or just spending time with my father and messing around with my two brothers.
I still regard these early days as the real gems in my golfing life. My dad passed away several years ago though I still think about him every time I go for a hit. I even carry some of his old gear in my bag for good luck – I’m sure it will start working soon!
I’ve been fortunate to have played some of Victoria’s best courses, including Kingston Heath, Moonah Links and Melbourne Metropolitan. Over the years I have had many second-hand sets of clubs from Prosimmon to Titleist Blades and Taylormade Cavity Blades. I only just recently bought my first set of brand new clubs (more about them in My Bag). I have an unusual style, hitting all of my shots right handed and putting left! Yes, I know it’s strange but you should see me play tennis! I’ve always been able to strike the ball well but control is often a problem for me.
I have a young family with two children under three. Time is not what it used to be. Practise and more than one game a week is difficult to manage but every now and then the wife unchains me and I get out. Being a teacher I’m also lucky to have school holiday time which usually allows me to string a few more rounds together. I often find my game improving in this time.
This blog will chronicle my golf progress and experiences as I attempt to improve my game (maybe even get a lesson or two!) along with featuring equipment and course reviews, so feel free to stick around and follow along.