I hate golfing.
To me, it’s a terribly boring sport that I have no interest in. One time, friends talked me into playing a round of golf and I was ready to smash my club into a thousands pieces after just a few holes.
However, there’s a new “sport” I love and I’m calling it Gun Golfing. Let me explain…
The other day I’m sitting in my office and my wife walks in. She’s carrying a two by four that’s about two and a half feet long.
Sticking out of the two by four are several golf tees. She explains to me that she’s just come up with a brilliant idea where you can either put golf balls or ping pong balls on the tees and have a competition shooting them off.
I immediately thought this was the greatest idea ever and asked her if she got this from Pinterest, where she gets everything else. (For the record, she told me she did not get this from Pinterest… this was all her.)
So, I grabbed the two by four full of golf tees and the family and I headed out to the shooting range to give this idea a test. Below are a few of the pictures…
The rules are very similar to golf: you’re trying to fire the least number of rounds required for you to hit all of the balls off the tees. The person at the end of the course with the lowest number of points wins. If you’re playing alone, just try to decrease your score every time you play.
I started “Gun Golfing” from 7 yards and ended up hitting one of the tees the first time around but also knocking all of the balls off the tee, so for my first game, I unfortunately did not have a perfect score (a perfect score would have been a 5 in this case, if I hadn’t hit any tees).
To make it a little more challenging, I played again and I moved back to 10 yards. Using a slow and smooth trigger pull, I had no problem knocking the balls off, and didn’t hit any tees this time. (I was using ping-pong balls because I had more of those at my home, but on windy days will use golf balls as they are heavier.)
The beauty of Gun Golfing is that it goes with the “aim small, miss small” theory. Since you’re practicing at such a small object, if you become proficient in shooting the balls off of the tees, you’ll be well prepared for a man-sized target.
So, if you have access to an outdoor range I encourage you to try a little gun golfing. It’s fun and challenging and breaks up the monotony of simply shooting paper.