Both my girls have been doing a Girl Scout golf program for a few months and we decided that it was time to hit the links.
For me, seeing them on a golf course was pretty incredible – they seem to get it immediately; from teeing off, to chipping and putting. We played Tashua Glen, which incredibly includes markers at 150 yards for kids. We spotted them after driving off the women’s tees and realized that without those markers, playing 9 holes would take forever. Instead, the course immediately became manageable and fun for the kids.
My 9 year old (between eating snacks and yelling at me for trying to help her swing) parred the 4th hole. She was so excited it was incredible. She sank a 15 footer for par and when she realized it, she was jumping up and down.
Teaching green etiquette was equally interesting, the kids kept stepping on everyone else’s lines – not a big deal given how lousy the greens were (so slow, so bumpy).
All in all, an amazing experience for all of us!
As for me, I was +1 after 3 holes before it all fell apart. I literally cannot drive the ball. I shot 42 (+9) with 2 birdies.
Most importantly however, both kids want to go again as soon as possible!