The First Tee has given me the opportunity to combine my passion for golf and service. The teamwork and values I have learned from The First Tee benefit me at every level in my life.
I believe we should be grateful, humble and faithful to those around us.
A wise person once told me every person should have 3 things.
1.- Something to Admire
2.- Something to appreciate
3.- Someone to pursue
First I want to thank God because he is the one I admire. He has shown me that it is a scientific fact that gratitude is reciprocal, he have a plan for me
The most important value for me is “Integrity” because it means respect for yourself and others. When you give respect, you get respect. Respect is the key to building long term relationships and finding success in every venture.
My wife and children are the four people in my life that I am most proud of.
My hero is who I pursue.
When I was 15, a very important person in my life told me who is your hero?
And I said, I do not know, I have to think, give me a couple of weeks.
Two weeks later this person comes and tells me who is your hero?
I thought about it and I said “I know who it is”, me in 10 years.
Then I turned 25 ten years later and that same person comes and tells me, you are a hero now? And I told him nowhere near it, no, no, no.
He said, Why? “Because my hero is me at 35”
My hero will always be myself 10 years further away. You never stop learning, every day presents new opportunities. Coming to the United States presented me with a challenge to learn and grow in my field, I have learned many things but it still isn’t enough. I am still following my dream and pursuing my hero.
I want to sincerely thank The First Tee for giving me the opportunity to be a Teacher, Coach, and Mentor. I have learned so much from all of you and appreciate being able to give back to golf what golf gave to me.