Golf relies on the players themselves to self-police and apply the game’s playing codes, rules and ethics without the continuous presence of a referee. A player’s own moral sense, personal values and integrity is therefore under constant scrutiny.

This is one of the reasons why golf should be a compulsory sport at schools, as it equips young people with a set of values that will stand them in good stead for the game of life, which they will quickly discover is not a team sport...

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