Growing up, I played tennis with my father every Saturday — rain or shine. He was ultra-competitive but also incredibly patient. As a 7-year-old, rail-thin little girl, I would swing my racket around in dizzying frustration because I could never hit the ball, but he continued to patiently coach me, and I eventually made contact. On the court, my father taught me many great life lessons. But most importantly, it was our time — our bonding time.
In honor of Father’s Day, HOME is featuring dads and daughters who — even as adults — spend quality time hunting, biking, snorkeling, golfing and working out together.
Bryan and Heather Nazworth not only spend time together hunting, but they also run a family business, Quality Design Works. Bryan has taken Heather hunting since she was a little girl.
J.D. and Taylor Tomlinson have spent every Sunday golfing together since Taylor was 5 years old. J.D. is the co-owner of Tomlinson Motor Company in Gainesville. Taylor recently received a full athletic golf scholarship to the University of Florida.
Dr. William Van Dyke and Dr. Rachael Van Dyke both work in the family dentistry business, Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry. In their spare time, they enjoy doing CrossFit workouts together.
When Domenic Scorpio is not running D.E. Scorpio Corporation, he and daughters Ave, Siena and Emiliana spend time together snorkeling.
Ernie Turbyfill of Town Tire and his daughter, Victoria, have been avid cyclists for years. They ride together as often as possible.