My wife often rides with me in the cart. I am about half blind and loose my ball in the sky all the time, so it really helps to have a healthy set of eyes along. And she enjoys being out and people watching and I enjoy her company.
So out of the blue last week on the course, she said she thought she might like to learn to play the game. Now I have asked her a 1000 times about it before, but I guess it just needed to be her idea. If you are married, I bet you understand...
Her birthday is coming up and I offer to buy her a set of clubs. Today I picked up the clubs and tonight she will hit her first ever golf ball. Now she is left handed and I am "normal", (smile) so she couldn't use my clubs. So this will literally be the first golf ball she has ever swung at.
This could be the beginning of something big in our relationship, or it could be that I have just purchased the instruments of my own death. We will start in the back yard, but if the weather holds, we could easily end up at the newly opened range at our local club.
After raising two kids and almost 25 years of marriage we do have a little more patience for one another, I am pretty sure how this would have went 20 years ago! Perhaps now is the perfect time.
I just want her to come away with something positive tonight.
Does your spouse play?