Jordan Spieth says this is the biggest mistake golf parents make

Jordan Spieth says this is the biggest mistake golf parents make
Not to make this all about me, but I just became a parent, which means I’ve been thinking a lot about stuff. And in my world, any line of semi-coherent thought usually involves golf.

I’d love my daughter to love golf, but I’m also scared. I’ve seen too many junior golfers’ passion for the game get smothered by their parents’ own well-intentioned love of golf. I really, really don’t want to be that parent. It made being on the ground at the PNC Championship last week hit a little harder. Here was a group of some of the most successful players in the game who both loved golf themselves and had fostered a love of the game in their child.

“I think that being a parent in any sport is about being supportive and being encouraging,” Tiger Woods said earlier in the week, when I asked him what the secret is to being a good golf dad. “Being a parent, you always want to be the protector and guider of them and teach them skills that they will need in life when you’re not around. And so that’s the most important thing about being a parent.”

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