Why I Coach

I have written about this before. I love coaching high school golf and it is not because of all the usual reasons: Free rounds,free equipment, leaving work early, not going to work all day. Nope, it is seeing the look of a young student’s face when he shaves 20 strokes off of his score in less than one month.

Most of my guys come to me as freshmen or sophomores never having picked a club up. Heck, any more, never having played a sport at any level, thanks technology! So it happened today. The kid was ecstatic. He had a bounce in his step, and he was talkin’ golf.

Well, bottom line is that this kid has a hobby that will stay with him for a life time. He has memories he will never forget, and a gift he may some day pass on to his kids. Yup, this is why I do it.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cee Neuner
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 18:27:02

    That would make it all worthwhile!


  2. neenergyobserver
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 18:57:53

    And I would bet that you are a hellova coach. That’s the only real reason for doing pretty much anything but, especially something with young people. That’s why I enjoy having young apprentices with me too. When they finally get it right, their face is a sight to see.


  3. whiteladyinthehood
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 07:06:38

    awesome post!!!


  4. Main Street Musings Blog
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 08:54:40

    Good for you for paying it forward!


    • The Conservative Hill Billy
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 09:05:31

      Yes, the game made such a big impression on me as a kid My dad never played, but he bought me my first set of clubs and told me how I could play courses for free I would never be able to afford. This is still true today!


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