This past weekend Bernard Langer and his 14 year old son, Jason, won the PNC Father Son Challenge. The PNC Challenge was a great venue to see professionals relaxed while having fun playing golf with their sons.
I am blessed to have two sons. Both of my sons actually hate golf. About 20 years ago, my oldest son, Jason, and I played in a father-son tournament while he was attending Duke. Jason knew I loved golf and only played because of me. Well, as far as I know, that was the last time he has played. Golf just isn’t his thing.
My youngest son, Stephen, actually got a hole in one when he was 15. It was the second time he had played. I got him a trophy and still have the ball and scorecard. Believe it or not, that was the last time he has played golf.
If your son plays golf and you have the chance to share quality time with him, then go for it! But, if your son doesn’t like golf, but maybe loves you, then maybe your son will caddy for you. This past Fathers Day, my son, Stephen, caddied for me. He did a great job and got to meet all of my regular golfing buddies. It was great fun!
How about a Christmas gift for Dad! Ask your son to Caddy for you. The cost to him is $0. You can pick up and lunch and maybe some libation.
Most of all, have fun and cherish quality time with your Son.