Playing basketball has always given me a sense of freedom whenever I want to escape
from the everyday pressures of being a college student. Being able to go out there and just play hard relieves me of
all my troubles and gives me a good excercise anytime I want. I used to play point guard in high school, which
allowed me to lead in various ways. I was the one to always handle the ball when things got crucial, I made the decisions
on what to do, I had the fate of our team resting on my shoulders. Playing basketball tought me a lot on handling different
types of situations with many different options, and I take these lessons with me on in life.
I'll be the first one to admit that before I actually started playing golf, I considered
golf a lame sport and it was stupid hitting a little white ball around a course for an entire day. However, once I started
playing, I realized what a fun and challenging sport golf really was. I was actually fascinated chasing that stupid
white ball around the course for an entire day. Playing golf is mostly a mental game, and I think I have improved mentally
since starting golf. I learned many lessons, including being honest in everything I do, and showing respect for everyone.
I have improved my patience, because golf certainly tests one's patience. To be able to diligently practice for countless
hours and stay focused has been very valuable to me.