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Playing golf with your children will allow you to have many opportunities to spend time with them in an outdoor setting, and will teach them important life lessons. Golf champion Arnold Palmer shows the value of golf as a tool for life. Below are some of Palmer’s highlighted life lessons:
1. Cooperation is key.
Golf may be a competition, but it is underscored by a clear spirit of cooperation. Even the most bitter enemies can find common ground on the green.
2. Humility is valuable.
Many of the world’s best golfers are shockingly humble. They recognize the talent against which they compete, and they know that they’re always a swing away from being tested. Win or lose, they show other players the respect they deserve.
3. Hard work is more important than luck.
Luck plays a surprisingly small role in the game of golf. There is only so much somebody with raw talent can accomplish. Palmer once admitted that his luck increased tenfold when he worked hard. This is imperative in every aspect of life.
4. Never say never.
With hard work, even an inexperienced golfer can make great strides and accomplish great things. Golf teaches athletes not to give up, even in the face of repeated failures. Life is a lot like this with the old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
5. Silence is golden.
Most athletic pursuits are high volume. There’s nothing wrong with a raucous atmosphere, but many people fail to recognize the value of silence. Golfers revel in the peace and quiet, which allows them to better focus on their technique. Golf teaches us that there is beauty in silence which is where growth can be achieved. This is true in both business and personal relationships.
6. Make the most of each situation.
The circumstances in golf are rarely ideal. Shots often must be taken from the worst imaginable locations. Good golfers accept the situation, strategize and remedy it the best they can while abiding by the rules of the game. This acceptance of your circumstances and recalculating can pay dividends in a variety of other settings.
7. Don’t ruminate on failures.
The longer golfers spend worrying about bad shots, the less capable they are of making up for those bad shots. Everybody comes up short sometimes, but no matter how bad we mess up, there is always an opportunity to turn it around.
8. Jitters are normal and controllable.
Years of training may not eliminate these jitters, but with practice, they can be controlled — and even harnessed for better performance. Learning how to optimize the jitters will pay dividends for you in the long term.
9. Visualization is a useful tool.
Visualization can be valuable in a variety of situations and environments, including the golf course. Before swinging, it helps to visualize every element of the maneuver, and what will happen to the ball after it is hit. The end product will not always look like what the golfer visualized, but this strategy can lead to better results. Visualization is such an important aspect to success in academia, business and life in general.
10. The big picture is important.
Golf is a series of swings, but each swing aims for one specific goal. Golfers need to know where they are going and how they plan to get there. The same can be said of pursuing a college degree, a career field, or any other major goal.
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Wyndham Rio Mar River Course
Registration – 7:00am
Shotgun start – 8:30am
Format – Two-person scramble