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Got a new golf buddy for life today. 8 years 1 month ago #53318

  • metzbuck33
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My son Reid turned 6 years old on Halloween (I know, cool birthday). To make a long story short, he had been eyeballing a set of US Kids clubs we had in our pro shop all summer. I secretly bought them a few weeks ago. He has been to the course quite a bit with me, using a kids putter I bought a couple of years ago. He loves to go, and we are fortunate that our course gets very little play. Summer afternoons and evenings find the place empty, so we could fool around putting and what not.

Wednesday after trick or treating, my wife and I gave him his set of clubs along with a dozen orange balls. You can see from the pic below he was totally stoked. He asked me if I could take him to play the next afternoon. Of course it was rainy and cold.

This morning, he wakes up and says, "Daddy,can we please go play golf today?" Gotta love that. So we practice a dozen or so shots on the range and I figured since it is pretty chilly we better get to it before he loses interest or gets too cold. Tee up from the first hole at the hundred yard marker. He rips his fairway driver about 50 yards right down the pipe. He is hooked.

We are going to set up lessons to give him a good fundamental introduction to the game.

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Re: Got a new golf buddy for life today. 8 years 1 month ago #53321

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That's awesome man. I can't imagine how happy that must make you. I bet he's a natural. Starting this young bodes well for him!

Re: Got a new golf buddy for life today. 8 years 1 month ago #53322

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absolutely fantastic Metzbuck... all the best with it!
DRIVER: AdamsGolf Speedline 9032LS, 10.5*, Aldila Voodoo RNV6

FAIRWAY: AdamsGolf Speedline fairway/hybrid 3+, 15*, Grafalloy Prolaunch axis 70s

HYBRID: AdamsGolf 4Hybrid A4R, 22*, Ideatech H80


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That's awesome! It's always great when people share this kind of stuff here.
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Re: Got a new golf buddy for life today. 8 years 1 month ago #53335

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That is so awesome and you can feel a father's joy in your post. I have a picture of my son's car seat strapped to a golf cart when he was just over 6 mos. old. He is now 6'3" tall and can hit a 5 iron 220 yards. He loves to play the game, but just like every other young man his age he has so many interests that devoting time to just one is out of the question. We watched him grow both as a man and a golfer on the course, and it really is amazing how the game plays into other aspects of daily life. This golf journey you have started your son on will only get better as the years go by Metzie, and like Bossman said it's so heart warming hearing these kind of stories. Keep us posted, I know I'll always have the time to hear great stuff like that. :)
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Re: Got a new golf buddy for life today. 8 years 1 month ago #53337

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Great story! My lil boy's one,so far the golf club from the Wii is one of his favorite toys. Hopefully his interest will continue as your sons has. Enjoy it Metz!
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