You will play golf!
Wanting to encourage social interaction and physical activity, ED strongly induced Blue Boy to join the golf team in his freshman year of high school. Both boys had taken a few lessons. And both boys showed promise. Motivation was a little lacking. The alternative was soccer. Blue Boy hates running, and Mowgli is antipathetic to competition. There is no running in golf. On the amateur level, competition can be controlled.
Continuing the tradition, Mowgli joined his junior year brother on the team this year. Blue Boy has played in a few of the varsity tournaments. Mowgli’s skills improve along with his attitude.
I love watching them play. I have been on a golf course only once with them, several years ago, when they were more interested in driving the cart than swinging a club.
We enjoy family outings to Topgolf, where they can practice and I can marvel at their improvement. Mike has always been a strong golfer, lacking only the time to optimize his skills. He has a distinctive stance and swing. When Blue Boy tees off, he mirrors his grandfather.
The boys have the size and strength to be top golfers, possibly college level. A coach once told ED that Blue Boy could be a million-dollar golfer. Whether that means he earns $1,000,000 or spends that amount was vague. We are hanging onto the former.
For now ED hopes to keep them busy, healthy, and out of trouble. I am banking family memories.