This weekend I was invited as a Rules official at a regional junior league tournament.
The best thing about the junior league:
The kids, how they behave themselves in a competition environment and how they’re able to compete individually and as part of a team. It’s great to see them struggling to settle down after a bad hole, and to see them learning a lot of things about the game and about life really. I could write pages with examples of sportsmanship, of courage, inner strength and friendship from these kids. I get to teach them some things about Rules, and they remind me and teach me much more important things.
The worst part of it:
Some parents, who seem to be determined to teach their kids that winning is not just the most important thing, but the only thing that matters.
I just don’t understand some people! I would be embarrassed if my kids could see me behaving the way one father did. Actually, I’d feel embarrassed if ANYBODY could see me behaving that way.