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Enjoy family time – Get your kids into golf!

I have many fond memories of my parents, brother and I playing a round of golf together every Sunday afternoon at 2:04pm. We used this time to reconnect, laugh and plan our next week’s activities. I didn’t realize it at the time, but now that I am a parent those were times I will always cherish.

As a parent of 3 young children, I am always looking for ways to share quality time with my kids, off the grid. This is the first year they are old enough to venture out on the course, and I couldn’t be happier. They may not share my passion for the game, and that is ok. I want them to experience what I did as a kid and always remember spending time with their mom, dad and each other.

Getting your kids into golf doesn’t need to be a huge investment. In fact, most green fees at your local course are offered at a discount for kids and are very affordable compared to other sports.

Here are my Do’s and Don’ts for Parents:

Do: Get your kids properly fitted clubs. This means they are lightweight and the correct length. This will help your child develop a “swing” and not a “chop”. You can look for complete sets, but they only need a few clubs to get started.

Do: Play on shorter courses. The course needs to be suitable for your child’s skill level. Staring down from the tee to a 400 yard Par 4 will seem impossible to your new golfer. Check out a Par 3 in your area where holes will be shorter.

Do: Teach them about proper etiquette and dress code. The traditions and history of the game are just as important as the technique. Knowing how to conduct oneself on the course is important and can be carried on to other parts of your life. Introduction to the rules can be done over time.

Don’t: Rush them! Your young golfer will walk slow, swing more times and even look for frogs and ducks. Let them explore. Pick a quiet time to head to the course -late evenings, or after 3pm on weekends are normally good times to play.

Don’t: Introduce competition too soon. Take an active role in teaching them the basics of technique and let them develop at their own pace. Introduce professional instruction along the way and they will enjoy learning in a group setting with friends. Remember sport should always be fun.

Don’t: Say no to a game. Schedule your golf game like you would anything else. If you are pressed for time, play only a few holes and if you aren’t a golfer you can always walk with them. Time spent together is what counts.

Even though my family is living in different provinces, we have a healthy relationship and I have golf to thank for bringing us closer.

Funny, I can’t tell you what my favourite toy was as a child, but I still remember the moment and look on my dad’s face when I hit the ball farther than him!

Thank you Mom and Dad.

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I guess my most favourite week of 2020 will be November when The Masters returns! A little something to look forward to this week.Updated statement from Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club:

"In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters Tournament.

While more details will be shared in the weeks and months to come, we, like all of you, will continue to focus on all mandated precautions and guidelines to fight against the Coronavirus.

Along the way, we hope the anticipation of staging the Masters Tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport."

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Had a little extra time on my hands today! Enjoy a few moments from 2019. Miss everyone! Stay safe friends. Enjoy- was lots of fun remembering the laughs ... See MoreSee Less

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How exciting the Par 3 at Cabot is going to be ready in 2020!We are thrilled to reveal the logo for our third course at Cabot Cape Breton, The Nest!
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The Nest is a Par 3, 10-hole routing perched on the highest point of Cabot Cliffs, affording some of the best views on property. A short course with all of the thrills of a traditional round, we are very excited for the variety it has in store for golfers of all skill levels! ⛳
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The Nest is scheduled to open July 1st. 🇨🇦 Until then, stay tuned for updates including photos, routing information, tee time bookings, and more!
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Thankful I can get outside to practice these days.
If you struggle with the Chip shot try these tips:
✅ open stance
✅ weight on front leg
✅ ball forward (for me off left heel)
✅ hands slightly behind ball at address
✅ soft hands
✅ stay loose
✅ think smooth tempo
❌ wear your painting PJ’s

What shot do you struggle with? What can I help you with?
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A little Sunday Scrabble fun! I challenge you to fill the board with golf words only. I had 8 tiles left! #golf #quarantinefun

Disappointed for the athletes, coaches and all involved in the postponement of the games, but understandable in these difficult times. Looking ahead our #golf team will be ready to compete in 2021! #coach #hopeyouarethere #naig2021 @hfxgov

The basement putting green is complete! Thanks @GolfSupplyHouse for the amazing turf and cups. Think I need flags? Practice made better with @CallawayGolf @odysseygolf #strokelab putters. Think I need a few posters @tommyjdunn @BruceCarroll11 to finish the studio? #golf

Those thinking about going to a public golf course and playing should stay away but donate a % of your green fee to keep the people that will be there when we all come back to play afloat. Private members, please pay your dues...same applies. We need golf to survive this period!

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