Written by my friend Betty Walls
My father and I enjoy watching
golf together on Sunday afternoons. He can no longer play golf but he
knows the game well and enjoys following the professionals from one
tournament to the next. The great thing about expertsatellite
is the many options for sports viewing. My dad and I talk about our
favorite player, Phil Mickelson, and his family, as if we know him. A
sports figure who comes into your home regularly through your
television, just like any television show actor, becomes family to you.
I feel as if I know Kathie Lee Gifford because she has been a part of
my morning television viewing for years and years, first when she was on
with Regis Philbin and now as the co-anchor with Hoda Kotbe on the
fourth hour of the Today Show. Dad and I have a connection when we sit
together and watch golf. I listen to him fuss about Tiger Woods and
cheer on the underdog, even though his true loyalty lies with Phil. But
the greatest result from those Sunday afternoon visits with my father
is that we are spending time together. He likes to explain a new golf
ruling to me or point out the new driver that one of the pros is using.
He is teaching and I am learning!