Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Justin’s Day

Today is Justin’s LAST Birthday-Week-Off day!


It hasn’t been too bad, but even on easy days, it’s a lot of work.  I miss Justin’s help!

Yesterday was my final gift to Justin!  I set up a day that he has been talking about for a couple years.

Robin Nigro Golf Academy


When we arrived, we talked with Bert Benjamin who walked Justin through what he would be experiencing for the day. And let’s be honest, I set this thing up but I didn’t even really know what he was going to be doing.

Justin thought he was there for a lesson.  All I knew was what Justin had talked about the past couple years and when I called to set it up I said I knew there was inside stuff and outside stuff and we wanted all that.

Whatever THAT is.

It is a fitting.  Justin was there to get fitted for golf clubs.

Which apparently is a pretty big deal.

And to do it at Robin Nigro is a REALLY BIG DEAL!


First up, he was handed over to Alan who took him outside to watch him and get a feel for how Justin swings.



Then it was back inside and into the Taylor Made Performance Lab.


There are only 18 in the world and this is the only one in the Midwest.


There are sensors on the golf club so as Justin swung it mapped his swing.


It was so cool to see how technical a golf swing can be!


Then it was time to head outside once again.

Using a radar, Alan (who has been there for 17 years and was so knowledgeable and helpful) could tell Justin how fast and far the ball went, how hard he hit it, how much spin it had and probably other important stuff I can’t remember.



Alan kept putting different clubs in Justin’s hands until they found the clubs that gave him the most success and felt good to him.


It was super cool to see when they chose the right club and the perfect shot happened!  And we all knew THAT was the club that was right for him.

It would be like meh….meh…WHOOOAAAAA!  Or that is what I said quietly to myself anyway.


Alan was so great!  We were there for three (3) hours and time just flew by!

In fact, everyone at Robin Nigro was so accommodating and helpful.  The whole place has a very laid-back, friendly vibe.  We both felt very comfortable and had such a great time!  And they didn’t mind me tagging along and snapping pictures!

I could have sat there all day watching Justin.  He looked like he was having the time of his life and soaking up all the information.  I am glad I was able to go with him as he experienced something he has wanted to do for a long time.


He left there with a new set of clubs and smile on his face! (irons not pictured as they have to be ordered)

We finished up the day watching

Monday Night Football!

Where our stadium once again holds the record for loudest stadium and the Chiefs beat the Patriots 41-14!! 


What a day! Happy Birthday Justin!

I better get busy.  I have one more day on my own with the group home and then we are outta here for several days!


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