« on: August 04, 2008, 12:13:03 PM »
I have found your blog helpful.
Did anyone get the E-mail today asking to respond as quickly as possible if you are interested because they will be making a few offers to people who received it?? VERY interesting!
Sweet thread. Something I actually know something about.
Played since I was eight and organized on through college. The advice I always give to colleages and friends who are looking to take up the game as adults is to do what other posters have mentioned - go the the driving range and hit the crap out of the ball.
Well, first get an introductory lesson in the basics - proper grip, stance, and so on - and THEN go to the driving range and hit the crap out of the ball. Do this for a year or so (or a couple of summers if you're in colder climates) and you'll find you're at home enough over a ball to at least have a good time when you're out with associates and friends.
But you have to have the freedom to actually put in some time at the range - which is probably the toughest part about learning the game if you've never played. No lessons or books or academies or magazines will do it overnight. It's less about technique and much more about training your body through repetition.
I too am waitlisted at UW. I spoke with the dept secretary recently and she confirmed that movement is minimal right now and that the class is considered full. I get the feeling that there isn't going to be much movement because of the economy, but keep in mind that if some of the higher-ranked schools start admitting now into next month, there should be a little movement. Also, because of UW doesn't require a seat deposit, I'd imagine some people are holding out until the last minute (either because of other wait lists, job offers, etc) to say they aren't going. Some new supporting materials were coming in this week, so I'll double check with the admissions dean next week and check in again.
I called last week and spoke w/ a member of the admissions staff, she actually just graduated this spring from UW Law School. She stated that currently their enrollment is full and that they have not used their wait list yet. I don't believe she was giving me accurate information though, b/c LSN has stated there has been some movement on the wait-list. As of now I am leaving my comfort zone of the Midwest and headed down south for law school, but will wait it out for Wisconsin until the 1st day of classes.