7 Tips for the Golf-Obsessed Busy Parent

By: Steve aka “TradeIn” & Fred aka “Nightputter”

For golfers with spouses and children it can be difficult to fit 18 holes of golf into your hectic schedules. Work, kids, activities, family functions, napping… it can all cut into your time on the links. Especially for those of us in the northern states where the golf season is just long enough for you to feel like you’re finally playing well… and then in f*n snows and your done for the season. Fear not, Back9Rally is here to help with 7 tips on how to play more golf without going to the doghouse.

Disclaimer: Despite all of your best efforts, you will find a way to mess this up, so enjoy your golf while it lasts… Then get a soft canvas golf bag to snuggle up with on the couch after one of these tips has gone horribly wrong.

Hopefully our wives won’t read this (we’re taking one for the team):

1) Get up early and play golf you lazy bastard. We all know that waking up for golf is easier than waking up for work… So get one of the first tee times and you’ll be back in time for lunch, or to take a nap… Bonus: you’ll most likely have the course to yourself as most normal human beings are still sleeping in early on a Saturday morning.

2) Do something nice/helpful/constructive a few days before you ask if you can play golf. If you clean the garage and immediately ask if you can go on a buddies golf trip, the jig is up. Be sure to wait a day or two so its not so obvious why you performed said chore.

3) Don’t go through as many equipment changes as a tour pro. Yes, an upgrade from time to time is nice, but don’t spend your kid’s college fund trying to look like you’re sponsored by Taylormade (ahem… TradeIn). It’s you, not the clubs. Pro tip – If you just can’t help yourself, make sure you trade in or sell your clubs on Golf WRX in order to recoup some money for real world things… see: http://www.golfwrx.com

4) Get it out of your system. You know, like when your Dad caught you puffing on a menthol in 8th grade and made you smoke the whole pack? Same concept. Play 72 holes in a weekend, so that when you come home, you wreak of icy hot, cigars and Fireball… You won’t want to pick up a club for a few weeks, trust us on this one.

5) Don’t drink too much on the course unless you’re on a buddies trip. A couple of beers is acceptable, but don’t be cannonballing shots of Jack after a puff of the California Sensimilla. Your significant other will equate the golf course with debauchery and will be less likely to give you the nod for your next 18 if you come home smelling like Robery Downey Jr. and take an after-round nap… for 4 hours.

6) Join a league and play 9. Yes, most leagues are full of old men who are either retired or are able to get out of work at 3:30 easily, but finding a good league can benefit your game. You have a built-in tee time every week, and it is only 9 holes, so you’ll be back in time for a late dinner.

7) Get your family into golf. Don’t be one of those a-holes that uses golf to get away from their wife and kids. Golf can also be a family activity, and who knows, maybe your kid will get a scholarship to play golf somewhere (hopefully… since you blew their savings on the latest equipment).

*Bonus: When all else fails, start a golf blog that nobody reads, but tell your spouse that you are going to monetize it with enough followers… (ex. I need content, so I need to play golf).

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Cheers,

Back9Rally

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