Darlene Rogers

Hello Middleville my name is Darlene and I am excited to join this wonderful, informative group of caring individuals. I arrived in this area in 2004 and intend to remain as close to the coast as possible. My husband and I have been married for eight years and have a busy blended family of seven. Yes Seven! We have two daughters, three sons, a Poodle and a Rottweiler yet somehow we blend well. I guess that makes Nine! Each child participates in at least two extra- curricular activities,(athletics , social organizations or academic) which means we can tell you the best place to sit on any bleacher as well as which school has the best popcorn on the east coast. Our children range from 19 – 13 years old with completely different personalities. The oldest son is serving our country in the Army and our oldest daughter is in college. The youngest three are currently making career plans from high and middle school. Human service is my field of choice and miraculously completed a masters degree with my busy family schedule last year. I’m currently working in a Human service position with some of the best Marines and their families in the country. It is my pleasure to aide those that due to unforeseen circumstances, need a bit of assistance. My passions are spending time with my family, reading, writing, photography, sketching and cooking. I am looking forward to this new journey here in Middleville, so buckle up as we tour life as we know it.


Taking Another Look at Golf

A couple of years ago, Maggie tried golf lessons at a free program offered by a local course. We had borrowed some clubs for her and we returned them at the end of the season. Last summer flew by without a single thought for golf.

I have thought that golf would be a wonderful sport for Maggie, who is a smart girl who would prefer to compete against herself than against others–at least she is not one to want to scramble for a ball.

The lessons went back and forth between driving and putting, but no actual experience playing the entire game. They end with a tournament, but Maggie didn’t participate in that because of a travel conflict, but also because she would have needed an adult partner.

This year we finally returned to the subject and she agreed that yes, she would like to continue to learn and practice the sport. Her Dad took her out to the driving range to hit a few just the other day and with her renewed interest, we are finally looking at getting her clubs of her own.

The only negative of this sport is that in high school its season conflicts with the sport she most wants to play—volleyball. However if she makes that team, she can still play golf on her own time.

Does your child play golf? Is it a sport that you play too, or is it new to your child? Have you ever taken up a sport because your child has shown an interest in it? Which of you stuck with it longer?

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One Comment on “Taking Another Look at Golf”

  • S-H July 30th, 2014 12:23 pm

    I love the idea of golf. I started taking lessons shortly before I found out that I was pregnant 12 years ago. I haven’t played since, unless you count our local miniature golf.I was just thinking that I need to dust off my clubs and get my 11 year old back into playing.

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