There are two types of people in this world. Those that say, “I feel sorry for you” and those that say “You going to try for the fourth?” when I tell them I have three girls. I’ve never learned how to react to either of those responses because, in my mind, this is just what it is. I have three girls. They are beautiful, smart, funny, sarcastic, and strong-willed.
Do I wish I had a boy? No.
My wife and I didn’t find out what we were having for any of our kids. It was a decision we made early because there aren’t any surprises in life (except for our third child) and this was nothing we could control so why worry about it. As our third child was born and the doctor ceremoniously yelled out, “It’s another girl Adam”, I was relieved. I wouldn’t know what to do with a boy if I had one at that point.
Three healthy Grubb girls in the world and they were all going to love baseball (Cubs), music (Dave Matthews), Seinfeld, and their mom just like I do. They were going to be creative, quick-witted, have a strong work ethic, and a deep-rooted passion and love for golf. That part was guaranteed.
After nearly 14 years my oldest likes music is quick-witted and loves her Mom. My 9-year old loves the Cubs, is creative, and loves her mom. My youngest, 8-years old, loves getting dirty, playing volleyball, and her mom. Not one of them loves golf. Not one of them.
We tried it. I bought the clubs, we went and played three holes, and that was that. Meltdown city and a stomp off. Driving the golf cart? Yes, sign them up for that, but actually playing golf, they have taken a pass, for now.
While that is disappointing, as it is a free pass to go play whenever I want as long as I take one or two of the girls, it is not soul-crushing. Why? Because I know that at some point, some boy is going to talk one of them into playing golf, she will be hooked and she will text me to take her golfing sometime. I hope it is not a long way away but at the same time, I hope it isn’t anytime soon if you know what I mean.
Today is Women’s Golf Day and with nearly 2.5 million women playing this great game, It is a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers, and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf. With a virtual experience today (due to COVID-19) and a global initiative on the course in September, WGD has given a new voice to women golfers all over the world.
Stick and Hack had Elisa Gaudet on our show a few months ago and the passion and dedication to the sport and women was on full display throughout her appearance. You can find out more about Women’s Golf Day here.
Now if you will excuse me, I have an evening tee time with my wife, who does like golf. Or at least she pretends to for me. Either way, I’m playing golf and celebrating the women in my life and patiently wait for one of my girls to ask me to play golf.
Oh, what a great day that will be.
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