Impact

Modeling Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

observing the rules of play and winning or losing with grace
Players must know and abide by the rules of golf and be able to conduct themselves in a kind and respectful manner towards others even in a competitive game.

Players behavior on the course should be conducted in such a way that they demonstrate kindness and good sportsmanship at all times. No matter the outcome of a shot or whether they are winning or losing. The behavior is so important that the rules of golf specifically state that players should demonstrate sportsmanship - to be a good sport - as part of the etiquette of the game.

Applying on the Golf Course

Modeling sportsmanship requires that players know the rules of golf and properly follow those rules no matter how each decision will impact their outcome.

Applying at Home

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

Judgment: How Youth Can Apply it on the Course and at Home

So many things in life rely on good judgment. We often find ourselves in situations where there are no right or wrong answers. Our final decision—both on and off the golf course—comes down to a matter of judgment, one of The First Tee Nine Core Values. JUDGMENT ON THE GOLF COURSE On the golf course, good …

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