My 9 year old Kayla played a horrible round last weekend. Well, that’s just golf. Sometimes, her swing is simply off and she’s just not hitting the ball well. However, there are times when her inexperience and lack of understanding of course management causes her to make mistakes. That’s when I sit down with her to review her plays and discuss how she could make better decisions in the future.
We use a Kindle Fire. With all of these amazing tablet technologies out now, and so many reasonably priced, how can we afford not to get one?
I used one of the free drawing apps and while at the golf course, sketched out a hole she struggled with. Now, we not only reviewed the shots she made and what shots she probably should have chosen for future guidance, we also discussed strategy and different ways she could have chosen to play the hole and why.
I’m not my daughters’ swing coach, but sometimes I do play the role of a mental coach. And, while I prefer she remains confident and play aggressively, there are times when she does need to play it safe. With time will come experience and that’s definitely going to be important when she’s in a sticky situation.
In golf there are so many variables, not any one lie is the same. But, having the ability to review her round while it’s still fresh in her mind without the need for paper and pencils is simply amazing to me sometimes. I was always a natural when it came to math; geometry especially. I suppose my understanding for course management seems easy to me. But, I don’t know if my children will have the same understanding of geometry. So, being able to make it visual by drawing out the hole and ball flight possibilities make it so much easier for me to help her visualize what she needs to learn.