When you teach your children to golf, you’ll also be teaching them lessons about life. Not only will they learn patience and good manners, but they’ll also need to learn about concentration and discipline if they wish to improve.
The game of golf has at its core a standard of behavior that lends itself to positive development. Personal skills such as honesty, integrity, courtesy and respect are all present in golf, regardless of the level of competition. Golf teaches kids to use good judgment and be responsible for their actions. It also encourages the highest level of sportsmanship.
In addition to the scholarships that colleges and universities offer directly to the accomplished golfers coming out of high school on Maui, there are numerous avenues to receive monies that can be used to help with the cost of higher education.
Equipment manufacturers, Hawaii golf associations, junior golf organizations, and philanthropists who themselves benefited from the game, are all on the list of sources that offer anything from $500 for books to a full-ride scholarship to the student’s school of choice. In many cases, skill level is not a determining factor for receiving an award: involvement in the game, good grades, community service, and employment at a golf facility can all be reasons for becoming a scholarship winner. It’s free money, so take advantage!