John and I finally got over to the driving range today. We went to a really nice range with a chipping green over at Hidden Brook. I did manage to hit the ball, but you can judge whether I met my goal to "Learn how to hit a golf ball and not look like an idiot."
We may need to go a few more times... I actually hit a couple that went 75 yards or so, which I was pretty happy with for my first try. And I realize my practice swing is ridiculous, but from the outset I knew my main problem would be that I would tighten up and be hesitant to swing the club, so I had to force myself to loosen up before each swing. I don't think anyone who knows me will be shocked to hear that I am too uptight =).