Golf: it’s never too late to learn

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Terry Hawkins and Alice Edwards

By Walter Munday
Outreach Manager
E-mail Walter

As baby boomers move from careers to retirement, many find themselves searching for new interests; new passions to idle their time. After spending forty or fifty years punching a clock – or more – many retirees haven’t taken the time over the previous decade or two to nurture hobbies.

Often couples, whose lives/careers may have traveled completely entirely different paths, struggle to find mutual interests. But that’s not the case for Terry Hawkins and Alice Edwards.

This couple enjoys dual residency both here in Louisville part of the year and in Florida the other part. While in Florida, Terry and Alice noticed that many of their new friends all were avid golfers.

Since neither one of them played, they thought it might be fun to learn. So, they signed-up with Barry Bonifield for lessons last year. Barry is the Golf Pro at Crescent Hill Golf Course.

When I asked Alice, who is an avid tennis player, which one was harder, Alice replied,
“Golf is the most challenging sport I’ve ever tried to play by far, but it’s definitely the most fun.”

Over the last year Alice and Terry have been hitting the links several days a week perfecting their game. They’re really enjoying the game of golf, and more importantly, they’ve developed a hobby they can enjoy together.

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