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My 6 year old played his first 9 holes of golf this past weekend

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He's been riding along with me over the last 2 years while I played golf, which generally ends with him putting around on the practice green after I finish a round. He and his brother (4) like to go into the back yard and hit plastic golf balls at a large tree endlessly. So, I thought now's the time that my oldest is ready to actually play on the course. We went to Independence Golf Club here in Richmond, which has a phenomenal youth program and a 9 hole short course (par 3). The youth tees are perfect for his age, in that every hole is between 30-60 yards with no carries. Effectively, they can bump and run the ball up to the green.

I'm happy to say he had a great time on the course. Their staff and everyone on the course were very encouraging for him. And I'll say, their championship course is closed for renovations this summer, so the guys who'd normally be out there were on the short course working on their short game. Everyone was very kind and it went a long ways. He was grinning ear to ear the entire time. Safe to say I think he's already in love with this game.
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Outstanding! c2_beer.gif

What did he shoot?
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Awesome story. Seems to be a lot of guys playing with their sons for the first time in the past month. They shall all be beating you before you know it ;-)

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That is great! My daughter, also 6 hits about two buckets of balls with me every week. I have been looking for a short three to take her to and after seeing this I will just have to get it done.
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Very fun!  My son is six as well and has been tagging along.  He is having a blast as well.  Enjoy the experience and thanks for sharing.

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He has a pretty athletic swing! 

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Awesome! I cant wait to take my little monsters out with me.
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Outstanding! c2_beer.gif

What did he shoot?

We didn't keep a score. I don't think it would have been too astronomical. His biggest struggle was on the green, speed being the main issue. But as for getting up and on the green, he didn't have much of an issue there.

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He has a pretty athletic swing! 

Thanks! I was certainly impressed. He's been playing t-ball/coach-pitch for the last three years, so that definitely shows in his swing.
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Awesome....His form looks pretty decent as well, especially for being so young. Sounds like it was a fun day.

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Very cool! the fun is just beginning! Enjoy every minute of it because before you know it he is 16, constantly beating you and too cool to play with pops anymore. :beer:

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