Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Teaching Golf Away From the Course

Teaching golf away from the golf course starts with the parent setting the right example!

“The apple does not fall far from the tree” or “Monkey see, monkey do” are popular terms that where coined to represent that your child picks up your habits, whether those habits are good or bad. So, how are you able to teach your child about golf without actually talking about golf or taking them to the range or golf course? I know it jack-and-dadsounds a bit crazy, but really the way that you conduct yourself off the course can and will contribute to the success of your junior on the course and more importantly developing quality individual.

You can start by “Living a life of integrity”

What do people think when they hear your name? “Oh that person is always so trust worthy, they always do the right thing” or is it “Watch out for that person — you just can’t trust him/her”. You might be saying that you do the right thing most of the time, but it’s easy to slip over time, and before you know it, you’ve become more tarnished than you could have imagined. Choose integrity, even when nobody is looking, and especially with the little things in life. Golf is all about honesty and integrity, so if you observe all rules and etiquette when you are playing – whether you’re alone or with a group – it becomes easier to do the right thing in your daily life as well.