Julie and I played 9 holes today, maybe the second time she’s played and kept score.
We are experimenting with a learn-to-play methodology called Operation 36. Julie will get lessons from our local pro, and this will give us a way to play together and help her learn how to play from the greens back.
You start by playing 9 holes with each hole played 25 yards away from the middle of the green; just a chip away. Par is 4 for each hole, with the benchmark being 36 for the 9 holes. If you succeed at making or breaking par, you move 25 yards back the next time you play. If not, practice and try again from the same distance.
It was a great start for Julie, shooting 32 and passing her first benchmark. On to 50 yards away for our next 9.