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Set the Precedent

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Courtney Jones

on 2 September 2011

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PGA Professionals This is a call to a select 22,000 the keepers of the ancient game Set the Precedent A message from Courtney Jones
a student of PGA Professional Golf Management
at The Pennsylvania State University Golf attracts over 37 million Americans 45% between the ages of 18 and 39 and 6.1 million age 5-17 The future of this country but also 50% of all Baby Boomers who currently control 70% of our nation's wealth Golf contributes $76 billion to the U.S. GDP Through 12,000+ green grass facilities that employ over 500,000 workers and also through $34.7 billion of equipment sales The average golfer earns $30,000
more than the average U.S. household income 90% are homeowners 84% are college graduates 40% are in a management, professional
or executive position 40% of new courses are part
of a real-estate community adding to the 3400 golf
communities in the U.S. the market is vast and the potential influence
is great What happens ext is in our h nds Now let's take a walk down the 18th and ee how it can be done It starts at the tee Build a Foundation Establish Goals Develop a Plan Eliminate Risk Ethics Morals Integrity Humility Determination Camaraderie Respect for rad ti "The First Tee provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as confidence, perseverence and judgment through golf and character education." 9 Core Values:
Judgment Goals through 2010:
Introduce golf and the 9 core values to 3.5 million young people
Grow The First Tee National School Program to 140 communities across the country
Establish a Chapter in the 50 United States and have operations in 90% of the top 100 markets Finding the fairway is a must Make Good Decisions Remain Confident Remember Your Goals and your foundation PGA Family Course Program: Establishes a beginner-friendly short course within any existing golf facility
Encourages parents and kids to play golf together
Provides a simple transition as each player's ability increases
Enables players of varying abilities to shoot similar scores Patriot Golf Day: Features 4,480 PGA-staffed facilities
Golfers are asked to donate a minimum of $1 to the Folds of Honor Foundation
Has raised over $5 million in the past three years Provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving our nation "We have lost more than 4,000 soldiers [in Iraq]. They have given the ultimate sacrifice. America can come together in the spirit of golf and have a dramatic impact. We have an opportunity to make a difference for the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice."
-Folds of Honor Founder
Dan Rooney, PGA Get Golf Ready: "Give us 5 days and we'll give you FUN for a lifetime."
Offers a five day lesson plan at an affordable rate
Program graduates have regular access to alumni outings Continue skill development Build new relationships Remember What is Important Family Friends Nature Pride Fulfillment Achievement Avoid the hazards Be mindful of your limitations Set yourself up for success Never lose sight of your goals Remember who got you there Be confident of your abilities Resist Temptation Strength Courage Deception Greed Dishonesty Indulgence Vice Robbed unsuspecting investors of over $50 billion
Exploited personal relationships built through golf membership
Left the American economy in shambles
Hindered trust between golfers The same rules apply to everyone Even the world's greatest can be brought back down to reality Capitalize on opportunities The window may be small Success is within reach Lead by Example Follow in the footsteps of great leaders Make your goals a reality Give Direction Inspire Initiative It is who you are when no one is watching that truly defines your character. "Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." "Determination today leads to success tomorrow." Phil Mickelson Champion Philanthropist Turned professional at age 22 #2 in the World Golf Ranking 46 Professional wins 4-Time Major Champion Birdies for the Brave PGA Tour contributes $100 and $500 respectively for each birdie and eagle made in competition Mickelson ExxonMobile Teacher's Academy Promotes math and science comprehension to 3rd to 5th graders Models "best practices" in teaching and learning Evaluate your success Hold true to your foundation Share your wealth and knowledge Leave a legacy Reflect on your accomplishments Surround yourself with constant reminders of your abilities Dennis Satyshur Ed Eckenhoff Leader Visionary Recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award Has helped 29 of his assistants to head professional positions Chairman of the board for the Baltimore Youth Alliance Spent 12 years on the board of directors of the Mother Seton Academy (inner-city Baltimore) Created Cave's Valley Golf Club Assistant captain of the 1997 U.S. Ryder Cup team Baltimore's premiere private club 2002 Senior U.S. Open 1995 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship 2005 Men's NCAA Championship 2009 Women's NCAA Championship Mentor to multiple tour professionals Inspiration U.S. national credit debt = $772 billion The average American has 13 credit obligations and $8,000 in debt 43% of American families spend more than they earn each year Personal bankruptcy has doubled in the past decade Scholar Holds degrees from 3 different universities Trustee of the American Hospital Association "Courtney, if I didn't have golf I'd probably be dead." Citation of a Layman for Distinguished Service American Medical Association's highest honor awarded to a non-physician "Washingtonian of the Year" -Washington Magazine Lost the use of his legs at the age of 19 Founded the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C. Plays better than the average golfer and swings with one arm and no legs A leader amongst leaders proof that hard work pays off and any accomplishment is within reach Golf can help anyone Develops consistency Diversify within your own comfort zone Promotes positive self-talk Builds leadership Improves socialization Requires innovation and creativity "The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." "While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction." "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth"
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