My Thoughts On My Life

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“All I need to know I learned in kindergarten” is a poem hanging on the wall in my house. The poem teaches principles such as: share everything, play fair, don’t hit people, put items back where you found them, clean up your mess. From the age of two these principles became object lessons and repeated phrases each and every day. Without realizing it, I had memorized this poem by the age of six, and not by choice. Principles impacting my life are those learned while golfing; my poem should be “All I need to know I learned in golf.”
The summer between my eighth and ninth grade year, I took up golf by attending a camp to teach me the basic rules and techniques of the game. In theory hitting a ball into a cup does not seem tough, the
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The personality of these golfers provided the conversation with ease and a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day as we talked. But, when it was time to golf they morphed into a different person; laser focused, controlled emotions and with a mysterious ability to block everything out.
The three days changed my life as these professional golfers encourage me to realize a dream, I could become an excellent golfer, maybe a professional. Requiring a commitment from me to the practice twelve to fourteen hours a day, I headed to the golf course at seven a.m. and stayed until eight p.m., Monday to Saturday for the next six weeks. Sixty boys showed up for high school tryouts the first Monday in August, and I was among them. Implementing every piece of advice from the golfers during the, my techniques improved and I felt positive and confident with my game. The first cut came Monday night; they cut half the boys from 60 to 30, and I made the cut. Ecstatic and relieved by making the first cut, Tuesday brought increased anxiety as I played the course. The second cut would be Tuesday after practice taking the team to 15 or 16 boys, floating all the way home again I made the cut. Wednesday cuts made the final team with twelve players, six for the freshman or development team. With no experience in tournament play and a freshman, I hoped, at

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