What it Takes to be a Successful Junior Golfer

Every successful junior golfer displays character habits that set them up to be successful both on and off the golf course. We not only want you to leave here as a stronger golfer, but as a stronger person as well!  Below are top habits and characteristics we consider to be important: put together by Coach Blake Testerman

  1. Be Coachable: Be willing to listen to, process, and accept constructive criticism in order to improve.
  2. Learn from Others: A successful student of anything understands that they can learn a lot from others. This may come from your friends or peers, classmates or teachers.
  3. Set Goals: Goals are a necessity when it comes to growth. No matter what you are doing and at what level, you need ways to motivate yourself to learn and grow.
  4. Stay Positive: Everyone has bad days, it’s a part of life. Positivity is what sets those that ultimately succeed, apart from those whom don’t.
  5. Take Ownership: You, and only you, are responsible for your actions and how they affect you and others. This is your life, and no one else’s, SO OWN IT!
  6. Don’t Make Excuses: Regardless of success or failure, there is always something to learn from both. In golf, as in life, our success is determined by our reaction to failures. It is what shapes us and our resiliency.
  7. Be Appreciative: Be appreciative of the opportunities life has presented to you. Don’t ever take them for granted.
  8. Ask Questions: There is no such thing as a dumb question. Asking questions is the way we all learn and grow.
  9. Ask for Help: Don’t be afraid to ask for help and guidance in times of struggle. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

Copywrite, Oct 2021: Genesis Golf Junior Golf Academy 

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