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« on: Jun 21, 2010 at 10:23 »

OK - A few golfers on here, and I gotta post.

Coupla years ago, I started taking both of my girls to the driving range.  When I started taking them, turned out to be about the time I started shutting down the golf and riding my mountain bike, so I don't get them out to hit balls as much as I should.

My oldest, 13, decided she doesn't like it at all, and my youngest, who turned 12 on Friday, really likes it.  We have been to the driving range a couple times this year, so I decided to take her to play golf on Friday for her birthday.  It was her 1st time ever on a course.

She did amazingly well.  It is a par 3 course.  1st hole she was nervous, missed with 1st swing.  2nd attempt, her drive only went about 30 yards.  This was the worst shot of her round.  2nd shot on the edge of the green.  A few putts - not bad.  2nd hole - 115 yards.  Launched her driver.  Her ball landed at the front of the green and rolled to the back edge.  She hit it about 125 yards and I couldn't believe it.

She was hitting good tee shots, some too high becasue it was teed up to high, but crazy good.  Anyway, 6th hole she was in a green side bunker.  I got in the bunker, maybe about 3 vertical up to the green.  I showed her how the club should hit behind the ball, full swing, follow through, blah, blah, blah, etc etc.  I let her take a practice swing, which isn't allowed in the bunkers, and she hit a perfect sand shot.  Missed the hole by about an inch and stopped about 8 feet past the hole.  UNBELIEVABLE

8th hole, 85 yards and to short for her woods so her caddie, me, selected her mid iron.  Hit it really well.  Landed on the front of the green rolled up, about 10 feet left of the hole.  Absolutely crazy.

If she has a few more rounds even close to that good, we'll move up to the executive course, which is a little longer.

I was happy for her, and a pretty proud dad.

So, contact BV for lessons.  Discount for all MGS'ers - $37 per hour.
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2010 at 10:28 »

There's still plenty of time for golf camp and such.  And you could quit your job to coach her full-time, think of it as an investment!
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 21, 2010 at 10:56 »

There's still plenty of time for golf camp and such.  And you could quit your job to coach her full-time, think of it as an investment!
Then she can join the men's tour. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 21, 2010 at 11:18 »

I'd be lying if I said the idea of a college scholarship didn't enter my head while we were playing!!!!

Certainly a long way from that, but I have read/heard about how many female golf scholarships go unfilled.  If she can go to some private school, even in a less than desirable place, like no-where Nebraska, it would be nice to get 15K or 20K in free education.

I like the idea of quitting work better and "managing" her career!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2010 at 13:23 »

DJF says, "Sure she looks good now, but her numbers will surely drop off in the next few years."

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 21, 2010 at 14:26 »

I'm slow Otis - DJF?
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2010 at 14:55 »

I'm slow Otis - DJF?

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« Reply #7 on: Jun 22, 2010 at 03:13 »

What the fuck ever happened to DJF?  When the Buccos spot hit the skids I'm guessing he bailed.
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 22, 2010 at 10:22 »

What the fuck ever happened to DJF?  When the Buccos spot hit the skids I'm guessing he bailed.

Last I heard he'd developed a weird Miley Ray Cyrus infatuation, follows her around the country like a Phishhead following the piscetarian dream jam or a Deadhead on the trail of Jerry fumes.  Has a website that occasionally has to amend its content depending on whatever Miley Ray's lawyers can leverage.  Some restraining order, necessitating a series of weird disguises on the concert trail.  Unlike Deadheads, makes some scratch selling Silly Bandz and temporary unicorn tattoos to the other concert-goers.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 24, 2010 at 12:05 »

Two daughters, 13 and 12?

*shudder*

*eye twitch*

Double trouble with no break.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 25, 2010 at 08:33 »

Yes sireeeee!!!!!

In about two years I'm going to be looking for a room to rent, for about 8 years.  AJ, you got an extra room or two at the new Law estate?  I can pay $37 per month.
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 25, 2010 at 10:39 »

Yes sireeeee!!!!!

In about two years I'm going to be looking for a room to rent, for about 8 years.  AJ, you got an extra room or two at the new Law estate?  I can pay $37 per month.

Two years?  More like...six months ago.  You live in the mountains?

For $37 @ month, I can build ya a nice tree fort out back.

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 28, 2010 at 08:59 »

Yeah - I'm probably kidding myself thinking I have 2 years of normalcy left.

I could probably homestead some land big enough for a $37 per month shanty.  My minimum requirements for this "build to suit" opportunity is DirecTV and internet.
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 28, 2010 at 09:29 »

If worse comes to worse you can always hope for a dumpster somewhere near a business with open wifi.
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 28, 2010 at 09:37 »

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When I was up in Canada a few weeks back had to go park in front of the local Tim Hortons to check my Yahoo mail.

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Yeah - I'm probably kidding myself thinking I have 2 years of normalcy left.

Our daughter will be 13 in Oct. If I can make the next 8 years w/o killing her or someone else, it will be surprising. Can already get a good feel for which classmates will OD, get knacked up or be working the pole in the next 5 years.
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 29, 2010 at 07:53 »

The 13 yr old is tall, lenky, and not cool, so her friends are very ordinary, nice and normal.

The 12 yr old is waaaay too smart for her own good.  She will test us, but she is still pretty good for now.  Otis is right - I can see the different paths for her friends already.   SCARY

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 29, 2010 at 13:58 »

BTW, how did you shoot for the round?

I got out for the first time since last September on Father's Day.  Didn't even touch a club during that period.  Got to the course about 12 minutes before tee time and we were promptly told, "you're on the tee."

Can't complain though.  Hit the ball OK, all things considered.  Shot a 90 with four 3 putts and two 4 putts.  Short game touch was waaaaaaaayyyyy off.

Can't wait for the kids to get old enough to take them too.  They're gettin' close.  The only problem at that point will be being able to afford to pay for a foursome.
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 29, 2010 at 15:17 »

I told a few of the guys I play golf with tha tthis year I am committed to golf, at least 3 times!!!!

After playing once last summer, I played the weekend before Memorial Day, then with my daughter.  My regular outing I shot 90.  I did OK on the par 3.  1 bird, some pars, bog's and one double.  The holes I did poorly on were 85 - 100 yards.  That half - 3/4 swing kills me. 

The par 3 was $17 for both of us.  Not bad.  When she moves up to the executive course, which is also 9 holes, it still won't be bad.  For regular 18 hole courses, as little as I play, if we stick to the muni courses, the cost won't be too bad.

I just have to find time to get her out on the course. 
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