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Comment from: Blazer [Visitor]
Thanks William.

I was all set for a free round on the Doral's Blue Monster. Upon my arrival at the first tee I learn I'm paired with a man and his 9 year old son.

By the third hole I decided to enjoy watching the kid make 12 and drink a couple beers.

So much for my round of golf.
2006-01-18 @ 15:10
Comment from: Jennifer Mario [Member] Email
Yeah, some kids are better than others. Note to parents: if you bring your kids to the course, make it painless for your fellow golfers. Teach them to pick the ball up if necessary, but keep up the pace of play.
2006-01-18 @ 16:46
Comment from: Blazer [Visitor]
Thanks Jennifer. Those are all excellent points.

He was a good kid, but at his level he should've been playing an executive course, certainly not the Blue Monster.
2006-01-18 @ 17:00
Comment from: Mary [Visitor]
Quite a few parents bring their kids to my local club. Fortunately, they're all good about teaching them pace of play. It was funny to hear some little boys say "not bad for a girl" after I outdrove their Dad when they let me play through...
2006-01-18 @ 19:26
Comment from: Blazer [Visitor]

When I let a big hitter like you play through my line is "You won't have to worry about me hitting into you."
2006-01-18 @ 19:35
Comment from: Pat O'Donnell [Visitor]
Well said.I just had my two children(14-boy and 16-girl,who was allowed to bring a friend)on vacation.My boy was fine, because he golfed with me. But the girls actually were forced into communicating without a computer.It took them a couple of days, but they figured it out. Talking is so much nicer than typimg-and faster.
Pat-31 year Canadian golf professional
2006-01-24 @ 01:24
Comment from: Mary [Visitor]
Blazer: Sounded a little cocky, didn't I? Well, it was from one of the way-down-in-front red tees, so it was more cute and funny than ego-puffing...
One of Jennifer Mario's comments was similar, when her kids compared her drive to her pro's 7-iron shot. Kids are great that way.

2006-01-26 @ 10:23
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Our 17-year old son caddied for three years at local clubs, and despises the game. However, he is one heck of a caddie. Keeps his mouth shut, does his job, and stays out of the way. Our three girls have gorgeous natural swings, yet only flirt with the game. They whine every then and then about playing, but I am firm and resolute: when you REALLY want to play, come see me.

These girls' days are filled with dance, voice, soccer, hoops, X-C, and IM. Too much of anything can be a bad thing, but too little of certain things can breed resentment. Unless you're Amish, Mennonite or a direct descendant of Thoreau, don't deny your kids their time on line. DO figure out how to eavesdrop without being caught.
2006-01-28 @ 18:51

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