Take Your Daughter to the Course Week comes to a close
Perhaps those of you with daughters knew that July 10-16 was (well, still is for a day, I guess) “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week,” sponsored and promoted by the PGA of America. Sadly, the only promo I saw for it was a PGA PGA press release, which sat in my in-box until yesterday.
Never did see anything in the local press or at any of the courses I’d been to over the past month.
Once I read the release, though, I was inspired to take my soon-to-be-eight-year-old daughter Sophia to the Lake of the Woods Golf Course. And not just the par-3 course we often play, but the real 18-hole track. She wanted to putt on bigger greens, and most of all, she wanted to ride in a golf cart (no matter how often I’ve told her that real golfers walk).
To keep play moving, I played from the tips, and had her tee up a ball down the fairway, where mine landed, for her first shot. She played the forward tees on the par 3s. She striped one almost to the green on the 130-yard 4th, too.
It was a broiling hot day, and she was tired after five holes, but I convinced her to play one more par 3, the bucolic 14th, where I snapped the photo below. She’s using her Fairway Girl 3-wood, and she’s doing her best to check her alignment.
She really does have a lovely swing, when she keeps her eye on the ball.
I’m glad the PGA promotes events like Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, although I wish they’d promote it more (the pro shop staff hadn’t heard of it, even though it is a very family-friendly course). Then again, I shouldn’t need an event to take my daughter to the course, should I? And neither should you. If you missed last week, take her out next week to play.
And the week after.
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The answer is that I haven't married the spirit of the age, thus, I won't be a widower in the next, to paraphrase Fulton J. Sheen.
Hey, listen, you may yet qualify for the Alan Cup Competition.
Being the simpleton you are, you completely missed the point. And, no, I won't throw pearls before swine.
There are way too many women nowadays that aren't terrified of men and huddled in the kitchen. And it's all because of fathers like Kiel Christianson.
This is how it starts. She'll probably want to be educated next.
But please continue your parody and avoid trying to explain how somehow golfing with dad means you're "masculinize" a girl.
And yes, it should have been "medal" rather than "metal" and there should be an accent over the final 'e' and blah, blah, blah. We are all so very, very impressed. Now hop on that walker and go shoo some kids from your lawn.
I wouldn't call the words of Jesus a cliche, especially since the quotation isn't used quite as much as that definition would demand. Oh, just so you know, I'm younger (or at least I look that way) and prettier than you!
No, Willie, I won't explain it, as it would be lost on you anyway.