LETTER OF THE MONTH
GET YOUR GRANDKIDS INTO GOLF
As one of the four lucky winners of the Golf Month Golf Adventure promotion, I would like to thank Golf Australia, the organisation, for providing such a bucket list prize. Secondly thanks to Golf Australia, the magazine, for the heads up in the October edition which prompted my winning entry. My entry said I was going to introduce two of my grandchildren to golf and I was contacted to provide photos for a newspaper promotion of Redland Bay Golf Club’s Open Day. The day was a huge success and the grandkids had another great day on a golf course.
I enrolled them in a three-week coaching clinic over Christmas school holidays, which brings me to the point I want to make. There are many grandparents playing in Veteran competitions and in many cases are the mainstay of the club. I invite them to follow my example, it has been the most fun I have ever had on a golf course. These kids took to it like ducks to water and if we can continue the fun plus gain some skills via professional tuition then the basis of a life in golf will be set.
Sure along the way there will be interruptions but once that bug has bitten then this is the source of future membership. Bob Muir via e-mail