Golf Games

By: John Pawlett

If you love golf, you probably like to play as often as you can. Getting to the golf course is not always easy, due to time restraints and other obligations. That doesn't mean you don't have time to play some golf games when you can't hit the course. A lot of families like to golf together, and this is often very expensive. There are golf games you can play on your home gaming system, and also some golf games you can do in your own back yard. Not only will you be spending quality time together, you can also increase your skill.

Because my husband loves to play golf, my daughter has developed an interest in golf. I don't mind playing, but I can't watch it on television. Once I start watching, I'm off for a nap. It never fails. Those two, however, can sit there together and watch it for hours. They have also made up a few of their own golf games to play in the back yard. It's always been something special they share, and has helped both of them play better. Granted, my daughter isn't a master golfer, but she's getting the hang of things rather quickly.

One of the golf games they play is rather simple, but they always have fun doing it. They set up stakes in the yard, and then practice putting. The best putts roll to rest up against the stake, much like you would aim for the hole in a regular game of golf. While this doesn't seem like much, it has surprised me how much better my daughter does when we play miniature golf. This also helps my husband from losing his patience, because it is just a game in the back yard, and no one is keeping score.

You can make up your own golf games like this one, and as long as you aren't driving the ball through your neighbor's windows, you should have hours of fun playing with your family, and improving your skills. You can also find back yard golf games that are ready made. Some you can use to practice your swing by hitting a ball connected to something. No matter how hard to swing, the ball won't go too far and cause any damage.
On rainy days, you can always fire up the gaming system and play against the big boys. Though my daughter isn't very good at this, she loves to watch my husband play, and often cheers him on. Not only are they having fun together playing golf games, I'm getting some time to myself.

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