A “Feel Good” Story
You know how television news has fluff “feel good” features? Well, this is my turn.
I’m always hearing horror stories about entitlement attitudes and rude behavior from all age groups – but especially about kids. How about hearing a different version? In the last few weeks, we have hosted a college girls golf tournament, a boys high school golf tournament, and an MGA Super Seniors golf tournament.
During all three golf tournaments, the participants couldn’t have been nicer and more respectful. We’ve received thoughtful letters and emails from coaches and players. After the high school tournament, all of the players walked over and looked me in the eye, thanked me and shook my hand. I asked the coaches if they made the kids do this – they said no and that the kids did it on their own.
The college girl players were friendly, thankful, and respectful. And their coaches were the same way. Even the crotchety old senior guys were fun and thankful and gave our staff a spontaneous ovation … and the next day a few sent warm, grateful emails.
Don’t worry – society isn’t falling apart. Maybe everyone just needs to start playing golf.
GM and Head Golf Professional