Life Lessons from Golf

I started playing golf when I was a young kid, getting my junior card to play when I was 10. Golf was a great sport for an energetic, competitive kid. Golf taught me respect, etiquette, honesty, and unfortunately bad language. All lessons learned have continued into my later life although I do have a pretty good person-specific filter, for my bad language. Golf also fostered many friendships.


As a player, I had some success in tournaments at the junior golfer, high school and community college levels. In addition, I had distance off the tee, especially for a tall lanky guy. (The lanky is not so much, anymore.) My longest competitive drive was 360 yards…the downhill helped…. back in 1982. I did not win a 1972 Pinto.