First of all, by no means do you have to be a "golfer"! Golf is simply an outdoor activity that allows for an abundance of quality one on one time with your child!
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Don't get discouraged if you haven't played in a while, or if you never have at all. Don't let old, grumpy, retired men make you feel bad because you don't hit a "good" ball. Know that you are there for your child. Know that you are there to spend quality time with them with plenty of opportunity for genuine conversation.
Depending on the relationship you have with your child, prepare for this time. If you have a close relationship, then conversation will be natural and less preparation is needed. However, if you are hoping this activity and quality time will mend the relationship, or even start the relationship, then take the time to focus your mind. Be positive when the hits don't go your child's way. Be overly excited when they do! Think of some intentional questions to ask throughout the course. Overall, golf is a laid back game. Don't worry about how you are playing, enjoy the moment.
- Let your child drive the cart! Depending on their age, have them sit in your lap and steer while you work the pedals.
- Bring a Bluetooth speaker and let your child pick the music!
- On a Par 5 hole, have a "Happy Gilmore" long drive contest.
If you don't know of any courses around you, the link below will help find a local public golf course.
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