My dad was an incredibly talented man. I actually think he could have been president of the United States. People loved him and I adored him. He gave me a love for the outdoors. He taught me the importance of family and relationships. We shared many deep and philosophical conversations.
When striving to be a role model for our kids, there will be plenty of times we fail. Our children have a funny way of calling us out when we do something that is inconsistent with what we are teaching them.
In the 1925 U.S. Open, famed golfer, Bobby Jones pulled a one-iron out of his bag and addressed the ball. As he set up to hit out of the rough grass, his ball moved ever so slightly, a motion that calls for a stroke penalty. He was the only one who saw it; and yet, he called the penalty on himself. The penalty eventually cost him the championship. When people tried to congratulate him on his sportsmanship, Jones replied, “That’s like congratulating someone for not robbing a bank.”