October 13, 2013 by themommahen
We kind of stumbled upon a fun tradition for our family since moving down here, thanks to one of The Husband’s very generous friends and co-workers — the SAS Championship. This was the second year in a row we went on Saturday, which is also Family Day. The Hatchlings love the bouncy houses (*shudder*) and face painting, and The Husband and I get to watch a little golf and be outside. (Key word there is “little.” Having a child under five can be challenging at times in a setting where one of the rules is absolute silence at certain moments.)
The Husband and I went to our first golf tournament together pre-Hatchlings and had a much, um, different experience than our recent golf events, namely more beverage tents and actual spectating. But golf tournaments are kind of a cool sporting event for kids — there’s open space to run and play (as long as there’s no action in your vicinity), it’s quiet and peaceful (as long as you can get your kids to understand the quiet an peace can’t be disturbed) and you can get closer to the action than pretty much any sporting event no matter what your ticket level is. And if the tournament happens to have a Kids Fun Fest on the Saturday of the tournament, well that’s a bonus!
H#1 made her golf debut in utero at the U.S. Open, and then returned a year later to the PGA Championship. We had kind of given up on getting back to another one until last year, when we decided to try with all three.
You can see from the pictures that the main attraction for the kids is certainly not the golf. And who can blame them with face painting like this??