Last weekend I managed to talk my 12 year-old daughter to play golf with Dad. Of course the bribe of letting her drive the golf cart tipped the balance in my favor. It doesn’t hurt that she is 5’8” and looks like she is old enough to drive already. We had a great time and we will definitely play more often. We used to hit balls on the range together when she was younger but now she is a swimmer and quite a good one too so we have not done that in about a year. She had basic lessons when she was 6 so she know the basics of grip, setup and has a good idea of what to do with a golf club.
Though a bit rusty she surprised herself with a few choice shots, you know the two or three memorable shots that keep you coming back for more. The first one came on the 3rd hole at Jack Tone in Ripon. She hit her mom’s Adams 6 hybrid on the green to within 8 feet from the flag, a great shot. Well, she was hooked. Later, she hit drives with my Taylormade R9 155 and 160 yards. Oh yah, I think I will be able to talk her into it a little easier from now on./p pIt was a great day, lots of smiles and lots of good memories, I highly recommend taking your kid out, ditching the scorecard, let them drive if they are old enough and show them how fun the sport is.