Anyway, Emerson has shown an early interest in golf, something Danny and my dad are ecstatic about.
Two weeks ago, my dad called and asked me if Emerson wanted to join his Friday golf clinic for the month of September. He had an open spot and thought she might really enjoy it. Because our afternoons aren't filled up enough with dance, soccer, and swim lessons...we agreed, besides it was only four Fridays. So, last Friday (9/2/11) was Emerson's first lesson and she had a blast. Being the helicopter mom I'm sure I'll end up being (or already am), I tagged along to take some pictures.
One of my absolute favorites from the day!!
The very cool clubs and accessories provided by SNAG Golf (Starting New At Golf). These are really neat teaching tools for young golfers.
Waiting patiently for class to start.
A few rules before we begin.
The Teacher...pretty sure Emerson is the Teacher's Pet!!
Station instruction and showing how to correctly hit the ball.
What do I do with this thing?
This looks more like how Daddy and Birdie hold the club.
Still trying to figure out the grip.
Finally making some contact with the ball.
Birdie helping out his favorite student.
Trying her hand at putting. Her grip still needs some work, but Birdie tells me contact with the ball is first; the grip comes second.
The class was for 4 - 7 year-olds and some of the older kids were hitting real clubs and golf balls with Mrs. Sally, the former UNC Women's Golf Coach and my dad's assistant for this clinic. Emerson didn't want to miss out on the action, so she quickly weaseled her way out of SNAG golf practice and into "real" golf practice.
I can see it now....future LPGA Champion!! (We can only hope!!)
Emerson was enthralled with the water cooler and cone cups.
Double-fisting her cone cup and her water bottle.
Not sure if we have the next Michelle Wie on our hands but if not, at least it's an activity the whole family can enjoy. I see many family golf outings in our future!!