2-year-old Golfer

By: Carrie Cline Email
By: Carrie Cline Email

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods...a list of golfing greats!
Soon you may be able to add Maddux Camden!
But, this golfer only recently learned how to use the potty, hasn't yet reached preschool and requires a nap everyday.
That aside, this little tiger has a golf swing you have to see... And still may not believe.

“I didn't show him how to grip it. We go to a lot of baseball games so he sees the baseball grips and he incorporated it on the ground,” said Cory Camden, Maddux’ dad.

Maddux Camden loves golf!

“We're here 2, 3, sometimes 5 times a week,” said Cory.

A big commitment considering Maddux is only two! But, he's already been playing for a year!

“When he was one, he got a plastic set and went through three sets. He got to the point where he could use different clubs to do different things. He could hit the clock on the wall,” said Cory.

It was earlier this year when Maddux was hitting a few practice shots at a local sporting goods store that it happened. A local golf pro saw him and recommended his parents buy him a real set of clubs.

“It's very exciting! I'm proud of him. He hits the ball better at two than I did at 19. That hand/eye coordination is amazing,”

But, while some parents would be tempted to drive this talent to the next level, Cory and Terri choose to let it coast.

“We keep it fun. We don’t want him to ever feel he has to do it,” said Terri Camden, Maddux’ mom.

Because afterall, he is still only two and after he finishes licking his clubs, it’s back to the links where he always draws an audience.
But, at the end of the day, remember--Maddux is just two and when he’s finished, we’re all finished.

Maddux’ parents tell us he loves to read books, watch ‘The Wiggles’ and ‘Spongebob’. Plus, like the rest of the family, loves basebal!!!
A special thanks to Cliffside Golf Course in Gallipolis for their help.


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