Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 7 April 2020
I started golfing about ten years ago. Over that time I have met some really great people, had some really great trips, and become a lover of the game.
I remember as a teenager seeing my uncle watching golf on TV and thinking “Why would anyone do that? What a colossal waste of time!”.
Now I get it. Not that I spend my free time watching golf on TV. But I understand how it is such an enjoyable sport to be a part of.
I think part of the enjoyment is that golf can often be a like a metaphor for life lessons. Let’s see if you agree. Here are seven life lessons that I think everyone can learn from golf:
Now I would love from you! Any life lessons that you have learned from a sport or hobby that you have? Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday! If there is someone you think would enjoy this article don’t be afraid to share.
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5 Replies to “7 life lessons from the golf course”
I have also found golf to be a very humbling experience. It has taught me not to be so full of myself!
This virus is much the same. Learning to accept that other people don’t have the same view of the world as me.
So true. Amazing how you related a game to life.
Additional Lessons from Golf
Be on time. Your behavior actually impacts on others.
Chose your partners wisely. Keep people you enjoy around you.
Practice counts. With every skill we try to learn.
Let things go. Be in the moment and move on.
Cheating only cheats yourself. Be responsible to you with everything you do.
Work then reward. Play, shake hands, enjoy a drink after the work is done.
Love all those!
Life is like golf….you have to get a grip, take a stance, and trust your swing!