We had a fab day on Saturday at a get kids into golf event. We had been invited by Online Golf to bring the kids along to try out their golf skills. Kaitlin and Jack have never played golf so it was a first for us all. When we arrived they had some amazing things set up. Jack was super curious and couldn’t sit still wanting to go see what he would be doing. After a about ten minutes and a much needed coffee it was time to learn some golf. We were all given instructions and split into groups of four.
Online Golf and some partners had created 4 stations to visit all covering different elements of golf. Our first station was with Golphin who supply children’s golf equipment. Jack was super keen and first up. The aim was to learn how to hold the club properly and learn how to take a swing. They had a range of sizes to suit all children. Both Kaitlin and Jack did well on this station. They got to use a driver and a wedge (I hope I got that right).
Our next station was golf bowling. Jack absolutely loved this and scored 27/30 in his three shot challenge. It was Jacks go to activity when we had some free time after lunch. The game on the left you had to land the ball within the target and the game on right was like ten pin bowling and you had to knock down the pins.
Next up was pitch and putt. The adults could join in this one and my challenge was to do the hole in one less shot than the kids. Well I tried and wasn’t really very good although I did get a hole in one on one of the holes but Kaitlin said I cheated as I went over the long grass. It was good fun though, we had a great time and my kids are very competitive so you can imagine the serious looks on their faces.
Our last challenge was the score board. You had to take a shot and try to get the ball in a basket. Each basket was worth 10,15,25 or 50 points. Although Jack hit the backing screen every shot he never made the basket. It was really hard, I had a try after lunch but failed to score. This was mine and Kaitlin’s favourite station.
We had a fab day learning golf team techniques. Jack has already asked can he go and have a proper go at a golf course. That’s down to Neil and Brian to sort because I am certainly not the next Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy.
My favourite thing was the kids golf bags from Golphin they have really thought about the design and look. I loved that they had some for ages 324 (3 to 4) and the sizes went up from there 526, 728, 910, 112. A full set for the twins would be £114.99 and Jack’s size 910 would be £129.99 for a full set. You can buy individual clubs as well starting from £14.99
We had a fabulous few hours at The Place Aparthotel in Manchester and would like to say thanks to Online Golf for inviting us. It was a really great day and the kids especially Jack came away really inspired wanting to try out golf.
Watch this space for an update on when Jack becomes the next Rory McIlroy.