A Great Opportunity To Relax
Forget about golf widows, or indeed golf widowers. Whether it’s a day out or golf holidays over a fortnight, golf can be family fun. First of all, pick the right golf course. Don’t take the family to a golf club where children are not welcome or may be treated with disdain by the club staff. Find a course with a small, nine-hole putting green that could be a suitable starting place for an enthusiastic youngster who would like to learn the sport.
Make it a more social occasion by arranging a day out on the golf course with other friends and their families. Some may play golf, others may not, but everyone will enjoy the day outdoors. There are usually facilities for those who just want to sit with a drink and relax.
Always enlist an instructor to teach family members to play golf. Children, most of all, will quickly tire of listening to you telling them what to do on golf holidays. They get enough of that at home and this is supposed to be fun.
As they take lessons and maybe win an occasional competition, their sporting success will translate into more confident personalities. Very soon, you may find that you are having regular family golfing. That’s when you might have to prepare for the time when your kids beat you at golf.
Many golf courses today are attached to larger-scale leisure centres and hotels that cater especially for families. Even if a family member does not want to play or watch golf, there will be something else to do such as tennis or swimming.