From you, of course. . .
Without you, he would not even be golfing.
Count me in... I know i'm late to the party, but previously everyone of my friends I've talked to were "cold" prospects, scoffers, if you will. Recently I've been engaging a close friend of mine and got him interested.
Monday, we went to the golfsmith store, looked at some clubs. Went to a driving range, I worked with him on a few basics, head still, weight shift, grip. He did real well, used a pitching wedge the entire time. Hit down on the ball, has a lot of potential.
Today we're going to pick up a small set of clubs and probably hit the range again. He's already talking about going to a par 3 course and getting acquainted with that.
Do we post progress update here?
If so, my intended target has got his clubs, took lessons (he wanted to take lessons before doing anything else related to golf) and we started going to the driving range sometimes. So level 2 achieved I guess!
Two things left in my opinion to make him a golfer.
- Go play a 9 hole best-ball with him (so he won't take 100 strokes to complete a 9 hole course)
- Go play a 9 hole course where he plays his own ball
He's the kind of perfectionnist, he wants to be able to make constant good contacts on the driving range before he agrees to a best ball 9 holes, so I hope I'll be able to make him play his own ball before the course closes for winter (usually october over here).
Working on a difficult victim now. The lady in question went with me to Florida two years ago and she did not have any golfing-experience. It was like taking a novice skier to a double diamond downhill track. Made a big mistake there. She agreed to play a nine holes par 3 course with me yesterday and we had a lot of fun.
I just started to get to know people a bit better at my new job in a new city I moved to. I've got no golfing buddies and have either golfed by myself or with my father-in-law. He doesn't golf very often and likes taking a cart, I like to walk, not that that is stopping me from golfing with him. I would like to get a regular group of golfers from work to golf with, both established and new to the game. I hope to get 1-3 new golfers from work. I even bought my wife clubs. She only likes golfing nine holes and doesn't keep score or even care how she does. Its more of just a thing to do once in a while. but at least she comes out from time to time...I chalk that up to the bonus rounds I get to play lol
My brother-in-law was challenged to play golf by a friend of his, so he's been practicising on the weekends. I can't take credit for "creating" him, but I did give him a dozen new balls and a big bag of wiffle practice balls and a bunch of tees, so that helped him get going. So maybe another new golfer is on the way.