Because I got stuck in Dallas on my way home from Denver on Thursday, I wasn’t home in time to play on Friday with one of my co-workers who is a member at TPC Wakefield. I haven’t played there in a while so I was looking forward to it.
Because I was out of town all week I didn’t play any golf until yesterday when I played the Parent/Child tournament at MDCC. I played with two of my girls and we had a good time. I hit the ball ok considering I had to keep my 6 year old and 8 year old from picking at each other too much. There was a larger turn out than expected so play was pretty slow. Even with a shot gun start it took us 3 hours to complete 9 holes. We had a couple pars and a birdie and only one double-bogie for a round of 43. The low score was something rediculous like 32. There wasn’t any seeding based on age or handicap which they really need to do. A good golfer playing with a good child would mop up.
Young kids (like mine) play from the “Carolina” tees which are painted blue bricks located at the beginning of the fairway much like courses that have First Tee markers. On some holes, these tees are 150-180 yards closer so we played a couple of my kids drives when theirs had a better lie than mine. One of my girls also knocked down some nice putts including our lone birdie.