Working on it now. Trying to get both my sons into golf (15 and 12). Bought them used clubs and am taking them to the course on the weekends. Need to get the younger generation off the video games and into golf.
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I pledge to create a golfer in 2014.
Target - My wife!
We went to the driving range today for the fourth time. It is amazing how fast she is picking up the golf swing. Hoping to do a lesson with a teaching professional soon. Once we got home she started asking about getting a golf club set within the next month or two.
Got the 24 year old step-son, ATP , to the driving range yesterday and we split a 100 ball bucket. gave him my guest set of clubs and I just let him go. after about 10 shots.. he became focused on hitting the 50 yd sign which he did fairly well...then he hit a few drives over 100, so I see some good out-of-the-box stuff happening for someone who has only played putt-putt and was on his third trip to a driving range. I'm thinking another driving range visit and then some lessons.
are we supposed to update progress here, or is there another blog we are supposed to do updates on?
Edited by Jodastra - 3/2/14 at 2:55pm
I David Williams hereby pledge to re-create a golfer in 2014.
Specifically my brother-in-law who's not played for about 15 years but used to play off 12.
The plan for me is:
- Invite him down the range to hit balls a couple of times per week to get him enjoying 'practice'
- Help him with any glaring swing faults.
- Donate any clubs I don't use, e.g. I have a couple of old putters I don't use.
- Play a round every couple of weeks with him.
- Start a competition with him, our father-in-law (not played for about 2 years but used to be a society golfer) and myself where we play a nice course once per month and all start out at an 18 handicap. Handicaps are adjusted depending on how we've all played.
He wanted to try, but none of his other buddies play golf. I told him he should start with a lesson and some practice range time before heading out to the course.
This Sunday is the D-day. Hopefully he'll get hooked the first time out. Like I did.
This seems like a great concept. There are a couple of guys at work that don't play, but seem interested in the game, so they seem like good targets. My brother in law is also interested, but he lives in South Carolina, so that might be a bit bigger challenge. Nonetheless, I pledge to create a golfer in 2014.
He is a good guy, or else she wouldn't be dating him. I have a feeling he'll be around for a while, they are coming up on a year in May so we'll see. He's a lefty so I've already given him a set of clubs and we're heading to the range on Saturday.
Well got to golf today 9 holes walking,course and greens were soaked and the ground was still frozen. took ATP out and for a first time on the course, he was not too bad, except a killer 60 deg slice off the tee box, but he was hitting some good length with those. If he gets it dialed in I will be in trouble I'd say i shot in the high 50's. I was 2 or 3 over, and he'd be in the 80's, 4 or more over. I had never golfed this course but I knew it was flat. So I figured we were going to have to walk might as well make it easy. I called the owner and he said "put $10 in the mail slot, grab a pull-cart and go"..."There is some debris on the course and greens, but it is very playable" after about 5 holes ATP was starting to "think golf" just like we all do and that is great. He is a very smart guy and he'll figure it out before I ever did.