My Most Important Lessons Learned In Golf

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Some people say that they golf to relax. I however cannot understand that statement. Personally I would rather just throw my first three balls directly into the river and drop my fourth two hundred feet from the green. And I’d rather build castles in the sand trap rather than try to pitch a ball out of it. But somehow in the seventh grade I found myself on the junior high golf team. Although I didn’t know it when I wrote my name on the sign-up sheet, golf would teach me the most important lesson I would ever learn. At golf we practiced on a large and empty space between the school and a pond. On this particular day I was having a difficult time with hitting my ball towards the flag my coach had set up for aim practice. My balls always either went too far or not far enough, or they’d bounce off the school or go directly into the pond. While I was practicing I felt kind of disappointed in myself, I wasn’t doing very well. At the beginning of the season I had been in golf and track, but I had quit track thinking it would help my …show more content…
I was a few yards from the nurses office when I heard my dad, a teacher, yell, “Brendan what’s wrong?” I turned around and he figured out pretty quickly what was wrong. “You go wash off that blood I’ll go get the nurse. I went to the bathroom sink, which was located outside of the bathroom. It took a while to clean off because the sinks were automatic so very ten seconds I had to wave my hand in front of the sensor. I used a combination of wet and dry paper towels to dry and clear the blood that had already created a gross crust, the sign on the dispenser said “Take one please.” I felt like I was an exception in this moment. A few teachers walked by and asked if I was okay a few times, I just kept saying that I was fine. I don’t think I ever really convinced any of them because every time I responded I would wipe away another drop of blood pooling from the new opening in my

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