Welcome to Reds Whites and Greens, a website solely dedicated to those who love wine and to those who love golf. Even if you love wine and not golf, or vice versa, that is OK. There will be plenty of valuable and interesting content to appeal to you.
Golf and Wine – Two of Life’s Enjoyable Pleasures
I don’t know which I love more, playing golf or enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. I have been playing golf since I was a young fella. However, my love of wine probably began about 20 years ago.
Even though I grew up as a left-hander, I played golf right-handed. (just like Jordan Speith, only he is a lot better than I am). There is a lot of my left side pulling in my right-handed swing.
A couple of years ago, I started fooling around from the left side just pitching and chipping. Advance forward to today, now I can swing all of my clubs from either side. I can’t decide on which side to swing from. Some days I will play left-handed and on other days, I will play right-handed. The same for putting.
With wine, I started out with Barefoot and Yellow-Tail. It wasn’t long until I graduated to better wine. Although I like both reds and whites, I prefer big reds. My wife prefers whites and whenever I have a glass of white, she says I am drinking “HER” wine and to cut it out. She doesn’t like sharing!
I have turned her into a golfer and she is pretty good. When she first started, she complained that every iron went the same distance. Now, as she works her way from her short irons to her longer irons, she is hitting each iron farther.
You should see her putt; smooth, silky stroke with awesome distance control. I don’t know how she does it.
We love to go to the desert to play golf and enjoy some nice wine. Two of life’s wonderful pleasures.
Why Golf is the Greatest Game on Earth
What other game is there where you can play into your 80s and maybe 90s? I am not talking about any board, card or video game. I am talking about outside games that you can play with your friends.
Golf is also a great teacher about life. To borrow from some of the “First Tee” nine core values, golf teaches us about confidence, honesty, integrity, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. Maintaining and honoring these values is much more important than how well we are playing on any given day.
Believe me, I know this is true. My golfing group just lost a member for good several months ago because he was caught cheating. He hasn’t shown his face since. Was a loss of a friendship over a $5 bet worth it? Don’t think so.
What about Wine and its Core Values?
I am not sure wine has the same core values. I do know wine is quite enjoyable to consume, particularly with food.
Where to Go from Here?
I like to think I am a good teacher and I would like to help people not to make the same mistakes I did.
If you are just starting out with golf, I suggest you take small steps first. Build a strong foundation and build upon that. First, start with putting and then chipping and pitching from just off the green. You need to start with a proper grip, posture, alignment and ball position and then you can begin to build your swing.
With wine, I will be giving a lot more tips and suggestions in this website. A good part of the journey will be trial and error. You may end up consuming a lot of wine as you figure out what you like and don’t like. But hey, what is wrong with that? You are going to have an enjoyable journey along the way.
The Goal of Reds Whites and Greens
Whether you are an experienced golfer and know all about wine, or are just starting out, I would like to help you along the way by sharing with you some of my life experiences and knowledge.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Founder of Reds Whites and Greens