|US OPEN at Oakmont Country Club in 2016|
The US Open is at Oakmont County Club all week. It comes to Oakmont about every 10 years so if I missed it, I would have a long wait to see it again. I had hoped to start golfing more in this empty nest period (see Day 50 -Swinging a Golf Club) but I have not played much. Real golfers (which does not include me), say that the game requires skill but that it’s mostly a game about confidence and mental control. Thus, you play well one day and play like crap the next but you keep on playing. There is so much to remember: how to hold the club, how wide to keep your feet, how to pick the right club, don’t swing down on the club, shift your weight, and the list goes on and on. That is why the game is fascinating to me because to master it, requires you to put it all together - it’s like finding your Zen.