LA QUINTA, Calif. -

     I moved to the Desert in January of 2013 and one of the first things that stood out was the number of beautiful golf courses. Everywhere I turned there was a course, one problem, I've never played a round of golf in my life.

     Something need to change, growing up playing basketball and baseball I'm an athlete and a competitor at heart and after an embarrassing day on the driving range earlier this year I decided to get serious take some lessons at the PGA West Golf Academy.

     Here's part 1 of our 3 part series, tracking my progress at the academy. Today's focus picking up the basics.