By The Wiz
Recently we went miniature golfing as a family and yes, we let everyone behind us skip ahead. My girls took the endeavor fairly seriously, and Toddler-Man figured out quickly how to get ahead in the rough and tough world that is putt-putt golf. He has graciously allowed me to share his tips with you, the novices of the world.
1. Forget the tee thing. You are far more likely to get the ball in the hole if you set it down 3 inches away from the hole before you hit it. If you’re really serious, you can forget the club altogether and just throw the ball in the hole.
2. If you pick up your sister’s golf balls and throw them in the water, you are likely to get a better score than they do. As an extra bonus, the screams elicited by your sisters are priceless.
3. Sticking to one hole at a time is a waste of time. Find whatever hole looks the best, and/or has the most water, and throw your ball there.
4. Whatever you do, do NOT use the hole marked ‘18.’ You will never get your ball back, and crying a lot and hitting whatever’s nearest to you, amazingly, will not help.
5. Tunnels are fun, and as much time should be spent in them as possible.
6. If the hole is one those where you hit the ball one place, and it comes out in another (as in down the hill or out the door or something), this is prime real estate. Stand right where you drop the ball, you can watch it come out the other end, scream, and get the ball for a repeat performance. I don’t think there’s anything better in the whole wide world. Seriously, I could do this for hours.
Which brings me to my final tip…..
7. Go with somebody who will let you do this for hours. Time should not be an issue when golf clubs are place in the hands of two year old boys.
These are just a few nuggets of wisdom that he has acquired. His first book should be on the shelves shortly. Mention this blog and get 10% off.