Why I Learned At The Game Of Golf

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“All I really 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 own mess. From the age of two these principles became object lessons and repeated phrases each of everyday. 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 playing the game of golf, my poem should be entitled “All I really need to know I learned while playing the game of 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 challenge is accomplishing it in as few strokes as possible. Unlike other sports the goal is the have the lowest possible score, and this became the challenge. Consistency was my problem, hitting the ball the same each time. But a golf course is not straight shots all the time; a few shots need the direction a little right or left due to the design of the fairway. There is a long game, short game, chipping and putting; with all this golf are technical and a challenge to play. Each day at the range, I spent hours practicing at which time I developed a relationship with the course golf pro, Kim. The Web.com Utah Championship was an annual event at this course; they needed

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