It’s probably not much of a stretch to figure that most of us golfing dads can’t think of many better Father’s Day gifts (within reason) than a trip out to the links. Me included. Whether it be playing a round with the kids, or them just giving you a vacation day from your usual fatherly duties and sending you on your way to the course. Each year, that’s exactly what’s happened in my house. I’d pack up the clubs with my boys, or they’d tell me to get the heck out of the house, play some golf, and either a nice home-cooked meal or reservations at one of my favorite restaurants would be awaiting me upon my return.
But this year we did things a little differently. This year there was a new approach to the Father’s Day golf round. This year, we didn’t play golf. We took this Father’s Day off. Instead, we played putt-putt golf the day before. I slept in on Father’s Day morning. I went out and did a few things I wanted to do, then came home and took a little nap on the couch while I watched a baseball game. The kids woke me up when that nice home-cooked meal was ready. I followed that by hitting the couch again waiting for game five of the NBA Finals to get underway. Yup…I did almost nothing on Father’s Day….and it was wonderful.
Now, I’m not trying to start a new tradition here. Just taking a well-deserved day off from everything. Next Father’s Day…I’ll probably be back out there. Actually, who am I kidding…I might take a day off this week and get out there to make up for not playing today!
Anyway, we here at Golfstinks really just want to take a minute to say Happy Father’s Day to all the deserving dads out there who could use a day off from their everyday lives. If you didn’t play golf, hopefully you relaxed. If you did play golf, hopefully you played well. Although…what does that matter? You were playing golf. What better day to enjoy a day meant for you?
Swing ’til you’re happy!