Impact

Playing with Perseverance

perseverance

to persist in an idea, purpose or task despite obstacles
To succeed in golf, players must continue through bad breaks and their own mistakes, while learning from past experiences.

Playing with perseverance is a lot like playing with self-determination. Whether or not a young person decides to keep going after experiencing a less than favorable outcome largely depends on how much they like the challenge of test, view failure as an opportunity to learn new things and make an effort to figure out things on their own. It is inevitable that players will have to deal with errant shots, mistakes and face challenge that feel like roadblocks. At The First Tee players learn to appreciate and accept these challenges as opportunities to try something new in pursuit of self-improvement and their goals.

APPLYING ON THE GOLF COURSE

Lost or out-of-bounds ball? If you don’t find your ball withing five minutes after you begin to search for it, then under a penalty of one stroke, you may play a ball as near as possible at the spot from which the ball was last played. Think about how playing with perseverance can help you in this situation.

APPLYING AT HOME

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

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

One of the most valuable lessons youth can learn in their pursuit of success is to learn how to be honest. As one of The First Tee Nine Core Values, honesty has to do with being truthful—not only when playing golf but also in everything a young person engages in throughout life. honestY ON THE GOLF …

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