Last week I mentioned our plan to get Theo involved with our local sailing club and this week I’m posting about his first trip to the local golf course, which I realise makes us both sound like sport obsessed helicopter parents.
But we’re not! Both Jim and I were never particularly good at sport at school (or err… after!) but at a time when children are spending increasing amounts of their leisure time indoors we wanted to expose Theo from a young age to a couple of things that he may (or may not) want to pursue as he grows up. The key for both these sports is that you have to go out in the fresh air to enjoy them and that you can do them (at a certain point) on your own.
Apparently the sport of golf is going through a tough time at the moment because it has a image problem, but we are lucky having an excellent, very unstuffy club near us which has quite accessible pricing. So yesterday we decided to take Theo down for his first session and I’m pleased to say it was a success.
The driving range was deserted and the sun was shining. We each had a bay to ourselves and Theo happily hacked away with his minature irons. Wrong stance, wrong swing, wrong everything, but he was having fun! Then all three of us had a mini competition on the putting green and finally we asked about kids lessons.
Luckily for us on Saturday mornings they run a children’s academy for 3-6 year-olds so we’re going to give it a try. It’s too soon to say if he’ll enjoy it, but it would be lovely if one day I get to spend time being thrashed on the course by my precocious eight year-old son and if in the meantime we get to spend some time as a family hacking balls around then that’ll be great too…
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