“Tell us a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it”
Everyone has that one specific talent that stands out more than anything else. For me, my special talent is golf, and golf definitely helped shape my character. Everyone visualizes golf in a different way; some view golf as a sport, some view it as a leisure activity. I view golf as the basis for a balanced life. It takes a lifetime to understand life and its qualities, which is why golf enlightens my knowledge of my life.
I was exposed to the game of golf ever since I was a young kid eager to play numerous sports. Golf came to me because my personality matched the aspects of golf, such being calm and intelligent, as well as having patience. Golf was the key to maintaining such a personality, because in order to play and enjoy golf, one must have patience. If you ask anyone who’s ever tried golf before, they’ll say that they had a difficult time hitting the ball off the ground. Anyone who plays golf understands the difficulty of the sport, but at the same time, it demonstrates how the best golfers are the most patient and intelligent ones.
As I progress throughout my years as a person, I began to realize how much golf has changed my perspective in myself. My surroundings on the golf course are much more soothing than the surroundings of everyday activity. I could even describe the golf course as a stress relieving environment that pleases my mind. When I uncovered this type of surrounding, my outlook on life changed dramatically. I realized that there was more to life than what was offered outside of our comfort zone. From that point on, I had a keen mind to know more about the game of golf, which would also aid in understanding the good in life.
My experience in golf allowed me to think about things or situations that I never would have considered otherwise. For example, there are countless golf charitable events that anyone can participate in, and I have participated in several charitable events that help numerous people. There are ways of giving back to the community, and everyone who takes part in this always has a feeling of accomplishment. I have participated in my county’s PSA Golf Tournament fund-raiser, which supports the Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund. This event aids scholars who seek scholarships and financial needs.
It has made a massive impact on me, and has inspired me to be more active in making a difference. It also has given me the motivation to prosper in my goals, including goals such as creating different ideas on how to improve our society and inspire young children to follow the right path. Being a part of events that will encourage people to follow the right path creates new goals that will inspire me to become a better individual. In order to prosper in such events, I must have the patience, compassion, and understanding in not only in the event, but also in myself.
Overall, golf has balanced my mind in a way that I can analyze the virtues of life. Golf is a must for me, because without it, I wouldn’t have been faithful to my commitment of my virtues as much as I am now. My patience, motivation, strength, compassion, and understanding in myself have improved tremendously because of golf. I plan to continue learning and improving in golf, as well as strive to my goal of becoming a man of great character. I know that if I don’t rush life and take each goal one at a time, life can be as enjoyable as being on the golf course.