The game of golf requires not only skill, but a clear mind, determination, and focus.
I started playing golf when I was eight years old with my grandfather. He would take me to the golf course to hit balls and practice. I would later find out that I had a great love for golf. My grandfather was a huge influence, in my golfing career. He taught me all the fundamentals and the rules of golf.
I gave up all my other sports, to focus on golf. I would play five days a week during the summer months. When we were on the course my grandfather was my coach, always reinforcing the fundamentals of the game. He has taught me the importance of hard work, and not to dwell on the past holes, take it slow one step at a time.
Golf has impacted my life, in so many ways. It taught me how to be more mature, to understand hard work. For one, golf is almost impossible to master, so it keeps me coming back, it’s not a competition against others; it’s a competition against myself, and the golf course. I realized that when I put hard work into practice, that I would get better results. I put this same concept into my academics, and I am starting to see results. So I realized hard work is the key to success.
At this point in my life, I continue to have a passion for the game of golf.