I'm not sure who came up with this idea, or when, for that matter. Perhaps it was in Scotland way back in the beginning, especially for someone who didn't want to lose their balls. Or was it Mawmaw, herself?
I don't know! All I know is that we all played it growing up. It was in the back yard by ourselves, or in the front yard with a group. The whole family played together.... Mawmaw, Pawpaw, aunts, uncles, cousins, people we called family but were not "blood." It was inexpensive fun.
You can make it as easy or elaborate as you want. All you need is golf clubs, balls, and a cup for each "hole." No pins needed.
I would suggest using cups that you don't want to keep pretty because they always get chipped.
Set a start place and set a cup where you want the hole to be. Set up an entire course of nine or seventy... what ever you want. Make a big event out of it... It's fun!!
I am super excited to begin this new adventure with you.
Well, it is not exactly new, just a new area in an old one.
People have asked me why I am interested in doing this type of adventure. I will tell you!
Of course, you know that I have been working with children for over twenty years. I have been working in history for about six years (although, it has always been my passion). My ultimate goal is to purchase a historic house where people can come and eat Mid-South food and play old fashioned games. This is the beginning stage of getting there.
Why the name Mawmaw's? Well, my grandmother was called Mawmaw. In fact, I have noticed that many southern grandmothers have that nick-name. This is to celebrate her and everything that she taught me.