Being Sixtyone

Objective and focus

Being Sixtyone is simple. We follow our Academy code. Everything comes back to golf and being a golfer. Here is a list of a few guidelines. There are more, but we will start with these:

  1. Change the way you think about golf.
  2. If you don’t play golf, you should give it a try. If you do play golf, you should help connect someone new to the game.
  3. Golf is not taught. You must learn how to be a golfer.
  4. Remember: Golf is a game. You should learn to play. Play like you were on the sandlot.
  5. Play golf wherever you can, whenever you can, however you can.
  6. Be present. Turn off your phone.
  7. Separate the purpose from the goal. The purpose is to have fun. The goal is to play well.
  8. Remember the objective: get the ball in the hole in the least number of strokes.
  9. Smile and be first to say hello first.
  10. Leave the course better than you found it.
  11. Walk the course as much as you can (and carry your bag).
  12. Smile and be helpful.
  13. Learn people’s names.
  14. Look around. Smell the grass. See the clouds. Listen to the birds.
  15. Keep moving forward.

What you could learn

  • Why golf is different than other sports.
  • Who is the referee on the golf course.
  • What it means to be noble.
  • Why it impossible to cheat on the golf course.
  • Why golf can’t be boring.
  • Identify your toughest opponent.

ATN Effort - 2 buckets

Read the first 15 guidelines and see if you understand them all. 

ATN Comprehension - 4 buckets

Use your HQ journal to write down, in your own words, what three of the guidelines mean to you. 

ATN Application - 6 buckets

Talk to a coach about the guidelines. Explain why you think that golf is different. Tell them what you think it means to be a Sixtyone golfer.

Big questions

  1. Why do you think golf is special?
  2. How can you help your friends learn to play golf?