Loudon Country Club – Loudon, NH

Matt and I headed over to Loudon Country Club this week to meet up with Chris and Alison.

Chris,  Alison,  Matt,  and Teresa at Loudon Country Club  –  Loudon,  NH

Both new to golf  –  this was their first time out on a course!   Matt had them start by hitting a small bucket of balls at the on-course driving range.

I always like being able to hit a few balls right before heading out on the course.  It helps me loosen up my body and focus my mind.

After a few tips from Matt and a couple of successful swings from everyone,  we headed over to tee off.

Matt helping Alison with her swing

There was a charity event going on,  so we started out on the back nine.

The ninth hole is a tricky little par 4 with a hidden green and a water hazard.  The fairway doglegs to the right toward the top of the hill.

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The 9th Hole

We decided to play a four person scramble.  I love this format  –  especially for beginners.  It’s simply a great way to help new golfers enjoy being out on the course no matter where their ball ends up…

Chris,  Alison,  and I had a little trouble getting off the first tee,  but Matt hit a great shot into the fairway.  With a chip up to the green and a two putt finish,  we walked off the first hole at +1.

The next few holes were a little rocky for everyone.  Whatever we were doing right on the driving range just wasn’t following us around the golf course.

This happens to everyone  –  no matter how long they’ve been golfing.  Alison and Chris handled it well with patience and a good sense of humor.

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Matt,  Chris,  and Alison

Once they had a chance to settle in and get comfortable,  they were able to pull off some great shots  –   and their chipping was impressive!

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Alison chipping onto the green

I never did find my swing this time around…  but I did make some good putts.

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Teresa lining up a putt

Overall,  we worked well together as a team and everyone had a great time  –  We’ll call that a successful day on the course!

It was so much fun to be out playing with first time golfers.  A huge thank you to Chris and Alison for letting us film their experience.  You both did a great job!





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