It is good to get away during the winter. This past January my beautiful wife Theresa and I got onto a plane with our younger son heading to Florida. Theresa and I were taking a cruise, but we planned for a few extra days in Florida with my parents. I brought my golf clubs just in case the weather was nice enough… and it was!
My father has been golfing since before I was born, and despite getting older, he still enjoys the game. I was really hoping that he would be able to play a round with me, which we hadn’t really done in years.
Monday morning we headed to the Hollywood Beach Golf and Country Club. It was a cloudy day, but we were still able to golf in shorts. We were paired up with a couple of lawyers who decided to play hooky that day… it is always annoying when people in your foursome are attached to their cellphones during the game, but I understand that not everyone was on vacation.
Dad doesn’t hit the ball nearly as far as he used to, but he still hits a good ball. For a man of his age to be playing eighteen holes as well as he did is impressive… he beat me by a couple of strokes, but in truth I am not a very good golfer, and had not played in eighteen months.
I don’t know when I had a better time golfing… Dad had some good pointers for me, I hit a few good balls, but most importantly I got to spend a relaxing and enjoyable day with my father. He is great company when the stresses of life are a few holes ahead or behind us! Thanks for the game A.G… I hope we can do it again soon! -M