Playing Golf With My Daughter

Being such a nice afternoon I thought I would take my daughter out for a couple of holes.  The following is the story of the events that occurred this afternoon at the Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links.

Madison enters the pro shop to book in her round of golf…

Booking in

Madison tees her ball up on the first hole…

Madison teeing up on the 1st

but being nearly 3 years old her competitive nature is starting to develop, so she insisted we play a match.  I ask her how many shots she wants from me and her reply, “Off the stick old man”…

Madison vs Willow

Madison has a practice swing to relax…

Practice swing

She then sets up and rips it down the middle…

Madison sets up

Willow winds up to intimidate Madison with a power drive…

Willow winds up

We set off down the fairway…

Strutting out in front

I was fortunate enough that Madison was in a talkative mood…

Chatting about which color crayon is best

She then pulled out the oldest trick in the book…

Make dad think he's helping

She preceded to hit her ball onto the green.  I pulled up just short with my approach…

All over it but short of the green

I was lining up for my chip onto the green when she starts with the gamesmanship again…

Get your hands forwards more dad so you don't shank it

Undeterred, I asked Madison to attend the pin…

Chipped to 6 inches and a gimme par

Madison’s turn to putt…

Getting her putter

she sends her ball on the way to within gimme distance…

putts on the way

Hole halved in pars, walk to the next…

Walking to the next

While I was lining up for my tee shot…

Clearly practicing illegally

I accuse her of breaking the rules and a “discussion” takes place…

Being put back in my place

We hit our drives off the second hole and set off amid some controversy…

Strutting again

Having hit the longer drive, Madison decides she will knock it close and apply some pressure…

Putting the pressure on

Having both spinning our shots off the front of the green we set off…

the walk to the green

As we approach our golf balls, Madison claims the hole due to the fact she outhit me twice in a row.  She picks up her ball and runs off before I can protest.

Claims the win

The Winner

and to the winner goes the spoils…

a ride in the golf cart with Amber Griffin

I immediately requested a rematch but not before she gave me a big hug and said “Daddy thank you for golf, don’t worry you’ll play better next time!”

If anyone asks, it wasn’t me that put tabasco sauce on her ice cream and convinced her it was strawberry topping.

Willow
Director of Golf & Coaching @ Rossdale Golf Club
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Rossdale Golf Club
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One Response so far.

  1. les and rony says:

    Sensational golf by the young lady.

    To the winner congrats and to the second place getter, hit the practice range.

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