This has gotten to be one of my favorite bits about our Family Tournaments. Golf pictures start to all look the same after a while...well, lets be honest, they are very similar, but looking through the pictures of our family after the years of playing you see more than golf. It has become a way to document our family, when we first began my younger brother was still in high school, since then we have added Coast Guard stickers to the golf carts, spouses to the partner draw, better clothing for the camera and the kids!
The older boys, Luke and Tre, christened our tournament in car seats and now they are right along side of us, not in the draw but learning the game of golf, and in turn, learning what it means to be part of the family. It means not only being able to be quiet but enjoying that quiet, it means never ever talking in someone's back swing, waiting for the group in front of you to finish putting, allowing other groups to play through, the cart is not a toy, grown ups have to follow the rules too, sometimes you have to pull the weight of the score, not to get mad at yourself when you are the one who needs pulling along, praising someone's shot even though it means they are now beating you, taking pictures of your opponent with their birdie, and that the fun is in being together.
One day they'll be in the partner draw, how cool is that?!
I get different reactions when I tell people we had 5 kids ages 6 through 3 on the golf course...
|admit it, this is what you are imagining|
|My dad with Joel and Tre|
|Addy and Joel|
Cody, Courtney and Olivia
|Joel keeping score|
|Tre in the back of the cart|
|Mark and Mark|
|Aaron and Luke|
|Joel and Tre picking up their putts|
|Grandma and Addy|
|Cody and Olivia at the tee box|
|getting a snack at the clubhouse|
|Olivia on the green with Stacy and Cody high fiving|