A paradox of modern parenting is that, the older our kids become, the less our efforts to spend time with them are appreciated. More often than not, we find ourselves bribing our children to hang out with us. One method I have found of enticing my sons to hang with their Old Man is to invite them to a few holes of golf. The pace of the game allows me to catch up on their lives: what they're enjoying and what challenges they may be facing. Golf is also ideal in that we are competing against ourselves, rather than one another (with five men in the family, things can get heated). The only kid I have not successfully turned on to the game is my daughter Rachel. She prefers to sit in the cart and read.