There are several characteristics that a junior golfer needs to possess beyond their golf scores in order to be successful both on and off the course.
Be coachable: You are willing to listen, try, and change how you do things in order to improve.
Set goals: You have goals and dreams that make you excited to get up and strive to work hard every day.
Learn from others: You understand you can learn a lot from others more experienced than you.
Use your resources: You utilize all of the tools, education and people available to grow and learn.
Plan and prepare: Rather than going through the motions, you show up prepared, ready to learn and with a plan of action.
Stay positive: You understand everyone has bad days, but you do your best to stay positive and make the most out of your experiences.
Take ownership: You take care of yourself, your equipment, your responsibilities and your actions.
Take initiative: You don’t wait to be told what you need to do.
Don't Make Excuses: Win or lose, you know there is always something to learn from the experience.
Be appreciative: You always remember the opportunities you’ve been given shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Ask questions: You aren’t afraid to ask questions, because you know it will only help you gain more knowledge and experience.
Ask for help: You know it’s always okay to ask for help and guidance.