Peter Walsh: Make Golf Fun

If you follow along with golfnewsri.com you will have seen a post about a kid/parent or grandparent event we host annually at our club.

We call it ‘4 & S’mores.’

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The format is an alternate shot but once the ball gets the green we let the kids putt out and finish the hole.

We are lucky at our course to have a 4 hole loop that starts and finishes right at the clubhouse.

Then after golf we make S’Mores at our fire pit, even with the graham cracker shortage.

I’m sure some of the kids tolerate the golf so they can enjoy the after golf festivities.

Tonight we even have a short magic show for the kids to enjoy.

My advice to all you parents/grandparents out there to help get your young children/grandchildren involved in golf, ‘MAKE IT FUN’ Make it less about the score and more about just being outside enjoying nature together.

Peter Walsh currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Kings Crossing Country Club.  Prior to Kings Crossing Walsh was an assistant Golf Professional at Cape May National Golf Club in southern New Jersey under Pro Emeritus Skee Riegal, 1947 US Amateur Champion, 1951 second at Masters to Ben Hogan and Head Golf Professional, Russell O. Davis Philadelphia PGA teacher of the year.

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