Family time can be many things, a trip to the beach, a movie with the family, game night, a day at the pool, or an afternoon on the golf course.
Golfing is an outdoor activity that can be shared with everyone in the family. The First Tee Program introduces golf to juniors and teaches them valuable life lessons along with the game of golf itself.
Making a memory on the course with a Son or Daughter is priceless, and a lot easier than you might think. My daughter Addison has taken lessons and classes at the First Tee Program, and even though it cost money, I am richer for it. She loves to go to the range to just hit balls, to spend time with Dad and pursue something we can do and enjoy together. As she gets older, and we get older, trips will start where the kids come with the fathers, and then we get older, and we hope they take us with them on their golf trips!
What we also need to remember is golf is not only a sport, but a community, and being such, we must continue to grow it. It's a living, breathing entity that can die without support. As this Recession continues, and courses close, and golf companies close, and less rounds are played, we must look towards the future. What would our lives be without golf, the exercise, the relaxation, the competition, and the life lesson's a real "Gentleman's" sport teaches us?