Golf is a game that promotes values and moral righteousness. However, the world you are surrounded nowadays (T.V. shows, some social environments, videogames, etc.) can sometimes send the opposite message.
Golf teaches you to follow a certain code of conduct to compete, however in the professional competitive world the media and social surroundings teaches you that there are no rules when it comes to winning. This might lead you to feel entangled between what the morally correct decision and the competitive advantageous decisions are.
In golf, there are numerous scenarios; this could come up given that some of the times the only witness present is yourself, and you will be certain than if you cheat no one will find out, so what do you do? Hopefully, your moral compass is pointing north and you can step up and write the right number on your scorecard…
A very wise man called Albert Einstein once said: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
This comes from one of the most successful individuals of all time! He had a good heart and that took him a very long way… Some of the benefits of acting with decency:
- Increased self-worth
- Increased motivation
- You will be more likeable
- People will look up to you
- Increased performance
- And loads more!
By: World Junior Golf