GOOD TALK, SON

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Family Day -

Golf of­fers tons of lit­tle lessons, but like so many things, you can blow it with a bad pre­sen­ta­tion. What you say to your child can pro­vide a great start in the game, or lead to a child­hood play­ing Grand The Auto with that kid down the block who never comes out­side. – PETER MOR­RICE

Golf is about re­spect and sports­man­ship, so keep quiet when some­one’s hit­ting.

Not this: Ask Un­cle Joey what hap­pens when some jackass talks in your

back­swing.

The good and bad bounces will even out in the end. Not this: There’s no sense get­ting pissed. The fact is, no­body cares what you shoot. Say this: Op­er­at­ing the cart re­quires care­ful at­ten­tion and sound judg­ment.

Not this: Sure, grab the wheel. Dad could use two

hands for th­ese drinks. Say this: Play the ball as it lies, and count ev­ery stroke. Not this: Roll one damn ball

over, and they call you a cheater for life. In the end, the only peo­ple who’ll play

with you are your kids.

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