Golf transforms students to gentleman

Gentlemen First, Golfers Second

Corey Minton, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Golf is a sport that builds integrity and good sportsmanship.

There are no referees, so in turn golfers must mark themselves up for breaking rules and be honest on the number of strokes on each hole.

The sport has a twist of playing against the course not the team golfers are facing.  It teaches the students to behave toward their opponents with the respect and dignity they deserve and also how to accept failure.

Eric Kozak’s golf team is no different than any other golfer with following these fundamental principles.

“You must have integrity to play the game of golf the right way. I try to instill these values in my golfers and teach them that you should have integrity in all areas of your life and being on the golf course doesn’t change that,” Kozak said.

Golf is a team sport with an individual competition. Starting off it’s the golfers playing against the course itself not necessarily the team they are facing.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a bad stroke or a bad season, the golfers are taught to show good sportsmanship to the team they are facing. They are are taught to also talk politely and enjoy the competition of the sport.

The hours of work Kozak puts into training his golfers demeanor furthers their progress through high  school, and also teaches life lessons and values golfers can take away from the sport to help them achieve anything in life. The golfers not only get the benefits of the sport but also the pride and demeanor Kozak wants them to keep for life.

“What makes golf enjoyable is that it is you against the course and you have to keep things in perspective and just do your best,” Kozak said.

“I’ve been playing since I was two. The competition has kept me interested, ” senior golfer Derek McAlkich said

 

2 Comments

2 Responses to “Golf transforms students to gentleman”

  1. Robert Ferrell on October 29th, 2018 2:11 pm

    I think this is a very interesting and promising way to look at the sport of golf. Most people just look at it as golfers seeing who can get the ball in the least amount of strokes, but not a lot of people see what they’re learning outside and even during competitions.

  2. Kaly Ansman on October 29th, 2018 2:22 pm

    I like how you described the game. Maybe have more quotes.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    Sports

    SPORTS COMMENTARY: Felus turns football team around in third season

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    Sports

    Golf team to take on rival Oct. 3

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    Sports

    Girls’ tennis team gets second shot at Hollidaysburg rival

  • Sports

    Cross Country team prepares to face State College

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    Sports

    Lady Spikers face rival Hollidaysburg

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    Sports

    Varsity football team loses to Hollidaysburg

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    Sports

    Boys’ tennis season begins

  • Sports

    Boys’, girls’ soccer teams face rivals

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    News Briefs

    Foreign language club hosts food fair

  • Golf transforms students to gentleman

    News Briefs

    District musicians perform Nov. 19-20

Navigate Right
Golf transforms students to gentleman