How’s that for a crazy title? This summer I signed my 8 year old daughter up for golf camp with a few different motives in mind.
One, I wanted her to try a new sport – she is a very good swimmer, but I want her to expand her horizons a bit. Second, golf is one of those life long sports and I’m thinking of my own future here – in addition to golf weekends with my husband, I think some Mother/Daughter golf weekends could be a lot of fun! Third, it was a bargain when it comes to summer activities for kids! Not only did the kids get 3 hours of quality golf instruction each morning for a week, they also fed them lunch from the cafe at the golf course – all for $120 for the week.
But, what I didn’t see coming was this… I have now created a golf monster. She absolutely loves it. She asks daily if we can go to the driving range, managed to talk us in to playing 4 different mini golf courses in a week on vacation, she just went to the backyard with a bucket of foam practice balls, and has even requested a golf outing tomorrow morning – the last free day she has before school starts again. Gotta love it!
Golf camp was a really great experience for her and I was really impressed with the entire staff at the camp. Each morning they started off with stations where they practiced their swing using various fun golf trainers, learned chipping, practiced putting and spent time at the driving range. After a quick snack they had sessions on golf rules and etiquette, then each day they had a different closing activity which ranged from a chipping contest to actually playing 4-5 holes the last two days.
The last day of camp they had an awards ceremony and really made a point of recognizing each child for their efforts. Something tells me that her great experience at golf camp this summer contributed to the creation of my little golf monster! She is already talking about playing in a tournament or two….