Thursday, October 27, 2011

Learning on the Course...to stay on course



Golf is one of the few individual sports left in schools, which are important as they allow an individual to develop a life skill, a sport they can continue without needing a team to compete. Golf is also one of the few sports where integrity plays an important role in the outcome of the match. There are no umps or refs like other sports to keep score or sign the score card. Fairland High School (Proctorville, Ohio) Golf Coach Brian Ward emphasizes the importance of not falsifying strokes for a lower score. Instead, working harder to become your best is what’s truly important. You’ll always know how well you competed, and you’ll be able to hold your head high. The Fairland High School Golf team was competing in the Ohio Valley Conference 2011 High School Golf Championship. Groups of four boys were grouped together, each from a different school. Three of the boys were keeping score. When Fairland golfer Hunter finished a hole, the three scorers had marked his shots at four, but Hunter asked them to change it to five, as he knew five was correct. Hunter’s display of integrity, in his small, quiet way, demonstrates true sportsmanship. There were no crowds to know, no championship hanging in the balance, but four boys who knew Hunter chose the better way.

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6 comments:

Smilin' sunshine said...

Good for Hunter! Way to be an example!

shirlgirl said...

He has been brought up with exceptional values. So very proud of him.

Andrea and Nate Tracey said...

Such a wonderful moment as a mother to realize they get it! Good for Hunter, you have exceptional kids!

Duncan Chaos said...

Integrity is the way you act when no one else is looking. Hunter has that integrity that so many around us lack.

LL said...

You should be SO proud of him! That's awesome!!

Becky said...

Proud of you Hunter! Thanks for honoring your integrity! xoxo