An important core value that I believe juniors need to learn early is responsibility. Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty for something or someone. In golf, we must first be responsible for ourselves, this includes how we respond to situations. Most amateur golfers are willing to take responsibility for the positive outcomes but are quick to assign blame for the negative outcomes. In my opinion, these people lack integrity.
I hope to instill a desire in my students to own every decision they make and every action they take in golf and in life.
I had the pleasure of teaching this group of siblings the day before the golf courses closed. We had a blast and Mom tells me that they left with a new love for golf. So much love that they have been practicing at least 3 times a week in the yard and recently were inspired to start a putting game based on one of my videos. They are definitely taking responsibility for their golf journey!!!