Talley finds peace of mind in odd golfing spot
PRINCETON, KY-- As she dumps out a bucket of golf balls, Emma Talley clears her mind, her cat Pookie takes a front row seat, and her relaxation begins.
"Isn't this peaceful? I usually play music really loud and I just hit balls," Talley said as she took a hack at a ball.
At first glance, Talley practicing her swing is nothing out of the ordinary. Then you realize she's doing it out of her garage.
"It's a funny thing to see," admitted Talley's mother, Jennifer.
Emma started this odd practice years ago. One day it was raining, and she couldn't make it to Paducah for her golf lesson.
"So I decided you know what? I'm going to try to hit it out of the garage," Talley said with a smirk.
"I said wait, let me move all the cars," recalled Jennifer Talley. "And Emma said, I'm not going to hit the cars."
Instead, she hits the fairway of the golf course her house is next to. Jennifer Talley admits her daughter has gotten very good at hitting the balls over the trees, but Emma's not always the best at picking up the balls, especially if it's raining.
"It's a big debate over who has to go pick up the balls out of the fairway, and you know who usually has to do that? Yeah me," Jennifer Talley said laughing.
In the end, Emma says her garage has helped mold her into the player she is today.
"It definitely helps," she admitted. "It's a peace of mind that I don't get anywhere else, because no one else is around, just me and my cat."