Impact

Using Good Judgment

judgment

the ability to make a decision or form an opinion; a decision reached after consideration
Using good judgment is very important in golf. It comes into play when deciding on strategy, club selection, when to play safe and when to take a chance, the type of shot players consider executing, as well as making healthy choices on and off the golf course

Whether in golf or in life, players have many opportunities to make decisions based solely on the information they have on hand. Good judgment requires players to understand the potential consequences of their behaviors when they take chances, decide on a strategy, or fail to adhere to the rules of golf. Upon weighing the risks/rewards associated with those decisions, players refine their decision-making skills to arrive at the best decision for the situation. Those skills are like the "tools in their toolbox" that they can reflect on when faced with a similar situation on or off the course.

Applying on the golf course

Make it a game! Next time you play a round of golf, only bring four clubs with you on the course. Which clubs would you pick? What was your score? If you played again, would you select different clubs?

Applying at home

Parents: Ask your child to think about three ways they can show good judgment at school, home or playing other sports, then record when you seem them do it.

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Courtesy: How Youth Can Apply it on the Course & at Home

Courtesy on the Golf Course The First Tee teaches that courtesy, one of its Nine Core Values, is defined as considerate behavior toward others, such as a polite remark or gesture. For example, a round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Golf is a game of tradition and history. …

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