This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
Today, I met Taka-san who is younger bro of Masahiro. Actually, he is about being professional golf player in Japan. He is gonna challenge a pro-test to be a pro officially in a month.
I told him that I got an used golf set and asked him to show me how to swing properly. You know, I used to play baseball, so I had some confidence in golf swing because the way of swing was much like the way in baseball. But, right after he started coaching me, I realized that was absolutely wrong. Even though, there were some similar points, the way of golf swing was totally different from baseball's, and much more difficult.
And it is said that people who start playing golf without any instruction of proper person would develop the wrong swing and it would prevent people from improving the skill in many ways(is this sentence OK?). On the other hand, people who are taught properly are said to make faster progress. And I've heard that people tend to be the former.
This morning, I felt sore somehow. How come?? I just did less than 50 swings and, when I swing a baseball bat, I've never experienced such type of sore after only 50 swings. I guess that's because I used totally different muscle groups to make proper swings.
Anyway, I was glad that Taka-san showed me a proper golf swing. By the way, even though he is not a pro yet, his attitude toward keeping his own physical conditions and inquisitive minds for his improving skills are exactly like professional.(OK?) He is just one year older than me, but has got the attitude down pat.(is this natural?) I admire that kind of person like him. I hope he will succeed in the near future! I advised some tips about nutrition stuff and how to keep his body shape in. I hope that advice helps him.
By the way, I just can't wait playing in the course!!!!
Japanese wait a second! give me a break! in this case, you can just say "MATTE!"
this word is useful and you can use it in many situations. try!
探求心旺盛なのはよいことだ Being inquisitive is a good thing. 探求心 inquisitive mind
flexible attitude in talks 柔軟｛じゅうなん｝な対話姿勢 His confrontational attitude made him unpopular at work. 対立的な態度のせいで、彼は職場で人気がなくなった
風格がある、落ち着き払っている What kind of attitude is that?
What attitude do you have toward your children?
change one's attitude altogether 態度を一変する
take(show or have) a negative attitude about ～について消極的な姿勢を示す There is always the question about what is young people's attitude about the future.
attitude toward child-raising 子育てに対する姿勢 attitude toward gambling activities 賭け事に対する姿勢 attitude toward helping and taking care of the customer 接客態度 attitude toward one's work