The Boy is a Natural . . . And I Love it!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

The Boy is a Natural . . . And I Love it!


I thoroughly enjoy the game of golf, and on many an occasion my grandson Raphael has said that he wants to golf with Papa Ed. We have putted in my family room, and he even has his own putter.

We’ve been to play mini golf, and even though he takes a few liberties, at 3 ½ years old the rules can be bent a bit, He will eventually learn the rules and play the game right.

After visiting a park recently, Raphael spotted a mini golf course and asked to play. The course was a small course and was not ready for a pint sized golfer so they gave him a child’s driver to use. With this he then asked to drive balls like some of the people were doing.

He did his flubs, but was very receptive to being adjusted and given guidance. So we began: Raphael, hold the club like this; spread your legs, don’t bend the arms too much and keep your eye on the ball.

The boy was a Natural. He could only manage maybe 20 or 30 yards but the rest will come in time.


Raphael Plays golf


The Boy is a Natural . . . And I Love it!


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Ed..... he's adorable.... love the outfit.... the day will come when he'll be many strokes ahead of you....

Jul 14, 2012 08:45 PM #1
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Tiger Woods take note.  Competition is coming

Jul 14, 2012 08:54 PM #2
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Love it.  He'll be out and about practicing and learning the love of the game. 

Better than exercising his finger on a TVgame.


Jul 14, 2012 08:56 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The Boy is a Natural . . . And I Love it too Ed!  Raphael is adorable and you're such a proud Grandpa...........and well you should be.

Jul 14, 2012 09:04 PM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, he is a natural and thanks to Papa Ed, he will be wonderful with all the practice.  One of these days, he'll be beating you.  Love this.

Jul 14, 2012 09:13 PM #5
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

That is so great. So people are just good at things...imagine how great he can become if he keeps up the practice.

Jul 14, 2012 09:15 PM #6
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Holy Cow!   He has good form already!   Did you set him up for that shot????    Picture #2 is amazing!   Love it Ed.

Jul 14, 2012 10:34 PM #7
Kathryn Maguire (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

I love this post!  You are justifiably proud.  Every kid needs a passion...and someone who cheers him or her on as they pursue that passion.

Jul 14, 2012 10:39 PM #8
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Ed, there is nothing better than time spent with a grandchild. Enjoy the time as they grow up fast.

Have a great weekend.

Jul 14, 2012 11:19 PM #9
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Ed-That is when to start when they are young. They are like little sponges at that age. Terrific pics and such a cutie. Better watch out or in a few years he might give you a run for your money. Smiling

Jul 14, 2012 11:26 PM #10
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hi Barbara, thanks The boy likes wearing his crocs and he loves being outside and has gotten to like the idea of golf and baseball.

Ken, someone will appreciate it a few years down the road.

Lenn, I do not think he will get a chance to get addicted to the video games as his mother wants him to be active and grow up a boy.

Roger, he is a special little boy and the youngest of 6 grandchildren. He is every bit an outside personality.

Debbie, there would never be a bad thought if he were to clean my clock, I know who would have taught him.

Jeff, he does show some athletic abilities and love for sports, even to watching baseball games either on TV or at the AA games here in the state.

No Carol Ann, that was not staged. The boy does listen. On this afternoon, he insisted that I hit balls as well. I instructed him on foot placement, hand grip without the interlocking fingers, keep his eye on the ball and take a deep breath before addressing the ball. Then he would put the ball on the tee and if he didn't go through the sequence, I would stop him and ask him to remember the steps, and he would start again and not miss a beat.

Thanks, Kathryn, it was a special afternoon for sure

Irene, he will be a pleasure for at least a few more years

Sharon, he is a little sponge but has also been taught manners and to respect others

Jul 15, 2012 02:50 AM #11
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Ed ..He is too cute a real chip off the old block



Jul 15, 2012 02:57 AM #12
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Ed he has excellent form for a lttle guy and look how he is so focused on that ball! Its great that he spotted the golf and wanted to play. You will have a great partner soon, you better brush up!

Jul 15, 2012 04:11 AM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, Raphael is already doing something that I can't do, keep my eye on the ball ........... LOL

Jul 15, 2012 10:16 AM #14
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Thanks, Hannah, we are special buddies and his mother already moans when he mimics some of my antics.

Hi Al & Peggy, he was very attentive to what I explained to him and really enjoyed himself. I showed the photos to our Pro, and he was likewise impressed and as he teaches a lot of juniors was more impressed that the little guy would listen.

George, he was really trying to hit that ball and was happy to play

Jul 15, 2012 10:22 AM #15
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

There's always baseball...Raphael has an amazing future ahead no matter the choice! Cute stuff Ed.

Jul 15, 2012 10:34 AM #16
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