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Sarah Shearer September 16, 2018 Paper #1 How Golfers See the World I was socialized into the world of golf blindly as an incoming freshman in high school. I was taught very fast that golf is a well-mannered sport, it can be emotional, and highly looked at as a man’s sport. My coach was quick to educate me how our golf team “sees the world,” referring to video one. Being placed into the role of a freshmen high school golfer I was viewed as immature because I was young and new to the sport. Society automatically assumed my skills were poor because I was a female. During my freshmen year, I was always trying to climb the ladder from the bottom to the top. Culturally the sport of golf had taught its players' many things; it is seen as a mental sport that can become emotional, individual sport and as a battle to be on the top. As many people can see golf as an individualized sport but when it comes to high school golf, it is “team” based. I say team based lightly because players are still by themselves playing the course (at most with one or two teammates in your group) with an opponent from the other team. This can be hard to get needed encouragement from your team when you are feeling down. As the player, you must be in your head pushing yourself to do better. There have been times that I had cried during a round of golf, most of the time it was due to me being upset with myself with how I was playing. During a match “…the same boys[players] who cry and mope a lot” (Fine (2014) p. 87) while observing a high school golf match the players that are behind the rest of the group are upset with how they are playing. Straggling behind can happen because the
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