Tuesday, February 07, 2012
All About The Parents
So I just read - Training a Tiger - the book written by Tiger Woods' father, Earl.
Here's my conclusion...
Tiger Woods is nothing more than a creation of his hard-charging father. He wasn't born with any more golfing aptitude or physical prowess than millions of others young brats.
The ONLY reason he became a great golfer is because his father STARTED EARLY. That's it.
The freakin' kid was learning to swing before he was even a year old. And I mean LEARNING, not swinging a Fisher Price club once in a while. Tiger and Earl practiced EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Earl was deliberate, scientific, and UNRELENTING in his tutelage. Rightfully, every trophy Tiger hoists up is a tribute more to his parent(s) than to himself.
So if you want a proven recipe for raising an extraordinary child....there it is.
(It worked for Mozart too.)