By Laura Pappano
More than other sports, golf is a game of honor. The story of amateur Bobby Jones in the 1925 U.S. Open assessing himself what essentially became the tournament-losing stroke when a ball in the rough moved ever so slightly as he addressed it (perceptible only to him) is invoked as evidence of golf’s high moral standing.
This quality has led to programs like The First Tee, which uses core values inherent to the game – including honesty, judgment and integrity – to teach life skills to kids. Character matters.
Business gets done on golf courses exactly because many believe that the game offers a window into the soul.