this year. I’d use the money I save to upgrade my golf clubs, and spend more time with my girls this summer playing golf. Neither they nor my wife are crazy about going to the games, although I like it very much. I haven’t played golf in a year or so, and at that time I was not very good. I’ve gone over to the range a little this spring, and I think I may want to play more. I guess I could look at it in one way as taking one for the family team, but then again I’d be getting something else out of it.
I’ve already payed my pledge to the Rams Club for 2012. I’ll keep paying it. Even if I don’t buy tickets this season, I can still get it next year. I’m excited about the team’s prospects. I just think if I do this with my daughters it is a good move. They are not little girls anymore, and the more time I can spend with them the better. My oldest has expressed an interest in golf, and I’ve taken out a couple of times to the range and a local 9 hole course. Neither one of us are good, but I’m thinking if she’s serious I’ll get her and me some lessons. We can play together, and that might get the younger girl to want to join in. To me that’s a great thing.
I bought season tickets for the last 7 years. I’m 37 years old. I’m not saying I will no longer care for or go to UNC’s football games. The last 7 years I’ve been to every home game, and the last four I’ve been to at least one road game. I’ve made friends, been cursed at, etc… It’s all in fun. The reason I’ve decided to do this is my daughter, and her interest in golf. I’m going to take the opportunity to do this with her and go to her events if she chooses to play at school next year. It’s just a thought to me that she is a teenager, and will be moving on soon enough. I want her to remember the times we may share with this and it will mean a lot to me also.
You’re lucky she’s shown interest in sport like golf… rather than softball or basketball.
I don’t have any kids of my own… yet… But I’ve spent many many hours on the golf course bonding with my dad, and I’ll never forget that.. Plus it’s a sport you can take with you through your whole life.
UNC 98, that’s cool. I can understand your devotion to your daughter and how that influences your decision. Family comes first. I’ve had to miss Tar Heel games to care for my elderly dad, with no regrets.
There is nothing more important in this world than your relationship with your daughters. I obviously don’t mean that you have to give up all your interests, but if you see the opportunity as you have - take it.
I played round after round after round of golf with my dad… but til this day I think FSU football/baseball/basketball has been the main thing that has been the common bond between us from as far back as I can remember.
But girls don’t seem to enjoy the testosterone-filled sport of football… so if golf his her thing… nurture it!!
Started my lessons today. My daughter started this past Saturday. She was starting basically from scratch. I basically have to forget everything I’ve been doing and build my swing up all over again. I’m in for a long row to hoe, for sure. I hope to go out and play another full round by the end of the month. Practice is the name of the game for now. For both of us.