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Smiffy

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down the driving range with Nick (my 12yr old Son) for his first ever session.
Got him a nice 3 wood on Sunday in JJB Sports, going to see how he gets on with it.
Wish me luck
 

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Hope you have a bit more patience than I did with my nephew the first time I took him! :D

Just remember, Its the nailing it down the middle everytime that counts not the taking part! :D
 

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Well that was productive....
I just gave Nick a few "basics" and let him get on with it, I just wanted him to get the feeling of hitting a proper golf ball rather than the plastic things that he's been swinging at in the back garden.
Met up with the assistant pro who has suggested Nick goes down to the kids group lessons that they give on a Saturday afternoon on the range...£6.00 an hour and they provide the clubs and balls so he's got his first one this Saturday.
As I was hitting a few balls the pro got chatting to me, really nice guy, suggested a couple of things to me..he spotted that my stance was a little "slouched" over the ball, and said I should get myself looking more athletic and "ready for action"..."I'm 53" I begged!
He also spotted I was getting a little ahead of the ball through impact, something I knew I was doing. He's offered me 6 lessons for the price of 5 (£10.00 per half hour) including video analysis. So my first one is booked for Weds 11th at 7.00pm which should cock me right up for the Westerham game the following day.
I just hope we are hitting off of grass..I cannot stand hitting off of range mats and that's why I never usually go to the driving range.
 
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I had my wee man on the putting green at Traigh last May with his little cut down putter and a couple of balls. He was only 19 months at the time and I had a tear in my eye, I was so proud.

Never mind the fact that he preferred to run away with the balls and throw then for the dog to chase and chew.

It was still great fun and I am looking forward to getting him more into golf over the next few years.
 

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My four year old likes putting. I've had him up at the golf club a few times, he just wants to roll down the slopes on the practice ground, then insists I join in! (I haven't by the way!!).
 

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My 8 yr old has been swinging down the range and the local pitch and putt for about a year off and on. Has a really nice swing, but not quite connecting with the ball cleanly enough. He's going into the kids group at my club (£3) per session when the weather warms up a bit.
 
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