So it's not exactly the PGA Tour, but we recently had our first family golf outing. Mini golf, at a course that I played when I was a kid. It's got brightly colored statues, interesting obstacles, hills, and all the twists and turns you could hope for.
Mr. Great gave some lessons and attempted to show the kids how to hold a club.
But they quickly developed their own techniques, insisting on swings that resembled sweeping (future Olympic curlers?).
Little Brother quickly discovered that it was more fun to put himself through the obstacles than the ball.
And we all learned how, thanks to Little Brother's ball-grabbing skills, to keep our scores very low.
Truth be told, mini golf was more difficult than the kids expected, and there was a fair amount of frustration. We didn't even make it to the 18th hole. But we enjoyed being together, being outside on a pretty afternoon, and trying something new.