So….I made a promise to my so before we cam on vacation that I’d take him to play golf. Mind you, I’m not a good golfer by any stretch of the imagination. He just wants to play. I figured the best way to start was the driving range. My daughter also decided she’d like to go. So I’ve got two kids who’ve never held a golf club on a driving range. It’s going to be ok, right?
I’ll be honest, I didn’t have much hope this would go well. My daughter does competitive cheer. My son plays baseball and is looking forward to football. I tried to explain the proper way to hold a club and swing. My son basically goes at the ball like he’s hitting a baseball with similar results. He takes his eye off the ball and whiffs. After a while though he finds a groove and tops the ball regularly.
My daughter on the other hand swings like she’s using a sling blade cutting grass. I think when I told her how to address the ball, she would have had better luck with a pen. Then, I tried to get her to move her feet back a little so she could get a could get a good angle on the ball. You’d think I asked her to turn her head around backwards. Needless to say, she didn’t seem to enjoy the driving range. She did make a good photographer though.
It was a good day to be on the course though. Got a phone call from work and it felt really good to say I was at the golf course. Red flag warnings at the beach also kept us out of the surf. The kids made new acquaintances at the pool, so all was good. Overall, red flags kept us out of the danger zone. I’ll leave you with one more picture of today’s fun.