Every year our team at the National High School Golf Association runs an annual high school golf coaches survey to gather information to help improve high school golf. In our 2019 survey, we asked the question “why do you coach high school golf”? Given this was an open-ended question, we did not know what coaches would say, but our team enjoyed reading the responses so much that we thought it was worthwhile to share a few and celebrate all the high school coaches out there. Golf coaches are inspiring, heartfelt, and truly care. The word “Love” was used by 556 responses. Maybe after you read this you will be inspired to get involved as a high school golf coach or maybe even start a new high school golf team in your community.
Why I coach high school golf……
“I love the sport and what it teaches you about life. I really enjoy watching boys develop into men, and hopefully men that will be positive leaders in our world.”
“I enjoy the game. I am the school’s baseball coach and enjoy the kids involved in the golf program. No one would take the team so I stepped up to help the kids out.”
“I enjoy working with young adults. Since golfers compete mainly against the golf course and not against others per se I enjoy the friendships and sportsmanship that develop among the players from other schools that we compete against. I also love the integrity aspect of playing golf the right way.”
“After being a PGA Professional at facilities for 45 years, I wanted to continue giving back to juniors to be better golfers and better people”
“I get paid to go to the golf course. What could be better than that! I enjoy fostering a love for a game my players can play the rest of their lives.”
Inspired yet? Coach or start a high school golf team in your community
“Golf is an awesome sport because you can use it to teach kids a lot more than just golf (although that’s very important) you can teach them about integrity, honesty, responsibility. After all, this is the only sport I can think of that you call penalties on yourself.”
“Love being around the game and believe that coaching young men and women in golf is a lot like life. I enjoy watching kids improve throughout the years and love watching them hit a tricky shot in a tournament that we’ve practiced.”
“I have coached almost every high school sport since 1974. Golf, being a life skill sport, offers boys & girls an activity they can be involved in late into life…With family, friends and former classmates.”
“To make an impact in a young person’s life.”
“I have a deep love for the game and I strive to give something back to grow the game.”
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Cheers to all the high school golf coaches out there. Thank you! You are a big reason why high school golf is so special and we appreciate your time, service, and dedication.