[twitter]It’s Bring Your Kid To The Course Week in Canada. That means many golf courses are waiving the usual green fees for kids and you can bring them along for free with a paying adult.
Zacharie and I went out and played 9 holes yesterday. Check that – I played 9 holes yesterday. Zacharie walked, whined, and waved his arms down the fairways.
— Buzz Bishop (@buzzbishop) July 10, 2013
This time, I wasn’t going to fork over $20 for 90min of buggy, so we walked. His enjoyment lasted 2 holes.
Soon I was carrying his bag. He wasn’t hitting any shots. He was lagging behind.
And that’s fine. Playing golf with a 6 year old is going to be different. I could do without the whining, but he’s 6, and if he’ll be into it when he’s into it. The key is to not set expectations, and just enjoy the time together. I’m just glad it was Kids Play Free Week, otherwise his green fee would have been $25, which I find ridiculous.
Next time we head out, I’ll have to do a little negotiating with the Pro Shop. The kid is 6, he likes to hit it 10 times and putt a few, but mostly he likes to ride in the cart, wash the balls, and chase butterflies.