Jay Busbee writes a Yahoo online column about golf--he sometimes features unusual or heartwarming stories. He once said in an article--and I have this quote on my desktop--"in golf, honesty is more important than victory."
The gist of the story he profiled today is about a kid who won a junior tournament in Wisconsin. The kid signs the scorecard to make it official, collects the trophy, and goes home. While celebrating later, he notices an extra club in his bag. Golf has some wacky rules. Carrying an extra club costs two penalty strokes every hole. He calls the tournament director and sends the trophy back. Honest kid.
Some of you know my novel is a YA contemporary about a girl who plays golf. So I read Jay's story about an honest fourteen-year-old boy with interest. If there's ever a sequel to my first novel, it might have a character like this kid. Read the full story here.
What would you do?