Last night I was invited to the Precision Junior Golf Awards reception. It was great to see some of the junior golfers get recognized that I taught. It is hard to believe that these kids who were learning how to grip the club nine or ten years ago have developed into collegiate caliber players and fine young men and women.
Another highlight of the evening was hearing from Terrance Stewart, the men’s golf coach at UNCG. He has coached college golf for fifteen years. Terrance talked about finding players who can post a low number even if the consistency isn’t there yet. He also said he looks for recruits that have great attitudes and interact well with others. Terrance emphasized the importance of good character in creating a healthy and successful team.
This is why I love golf. It is the best personal development sport in the world. Some people say everything we need to learn we learn in Kindergarten. I say everything I needed to learn, I learned walking the fairways, spending time on the range and putting green, and competing in golf tournaments. I learned generosity, integrity, and responsibility spending time with my grandfather and dad on Sunday afternoons on the front nine at MCCC. I learned discipline and how to win (with grace) talking with Jim, Duncan, Henry Bryan, Ron Anderson, Randy Fuquay, and Robert Linville.
At View from the Fringe, we believe golf is more than a game. It is a lifestyle. Congratulations Precision Junior Golf Award winners. You are just getting started.
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