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How honest are you?

Asked by BoBo1946 (15315points) September 2nd, 2010

In today’s paper, a 14 year old golfer disqualified himself after winning. This about the coolest thing i’ve seen in a longtime.

http://www.golfweek.com/news/2010/sep/01/wisconsin-junior-zach-nash-dq-golf/

Lately on Fluther, we have seen some stuff going on that causes concern, but stuff like this proves that there are people in this crazy world that still believe in doing the right thing.

Please read the article and give us your feelings on this subject?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

How’s the meter that measures it calibrated?

JilltheTooth's avatar

Hooray for Zack, and to his parents, whom I’m sure made him understand that it’s not worth the win if you question it forever. I know I tried to instill in my daughter the value of doing the “right” thing, but I think she got that on her own before I even started talking about it… :-)))

BoBo1946's avatar

@JilltheTooth that was awesome and you would be totally correct. Really good stuff. Restores faith in the world.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@BoBo1946 It’s nice to see a young person with that kind of integrity. I’ve played with golfers that don’t count all their strokes, find lost balls, etc. Just can’t respect someone that doesn’t play it straight. I don’t trust them in the business world either. It’s too much work for me not to play it straight. I have enough trouble remembering what really happened.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe touche my friend….

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe : I had a teacher in elementary school who used to say ” You don’t have to memorize the truth”...thought of that my whole life.

Frenchfry's avatar

That was a great story, BoBo . World needs more Zack’s.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Frenchfry yes it does my friend.

BratLady's avatar

Proves that some parents still teach their children right from wrong. Zack apparently paid attention. He will go far with his honesty.
To answer your question; I consider myself too honest. My honesty gets my mouth in trouble. I’d rather be honest than to cover a lie. Just the way I was raised.

zen_'s avatar

Brutally.

phoebusg's avatar

Radically honest – it’s way less work. Let’s make it popular! Being a lying facade could one day be the minority.

stardust's avatar

This is very refreshing. A kid/adult with integrity gets my full respect.
I would consider myself honest. Any other way is asking for a stressful life.

BoBo1946's avatar

@stardust yeah, i really enjoyed that one.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

He did the proper thing :)
This story shouldn’t be so amazing though,should it?

phoebusg's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille no, it shouldn’t, it should be the rule. We should have stories about the exact opposite… but for now, it’s fine I suppose.

BoBo1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille the thing, he had the trophy at HOME…counted his clubs and bingo. I think it is amazing in today’s climax of win at all cost. We see athletics teams being put on probation for cheating, Congressmen taking kickbacks, etc and for 14 year old to do that….pretty cool stuff.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@BoBo1946 -But there are honest people out there…whose parents should be credited,rather than any ”‘role models” outside the family.It is a nice story though :)

BoBo1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille understood, but i’ve been playing that game for 42 years and you see a lot “stuff” from so called “adults” who break the rules. Just thought it was really special to see a 14 year old young man to honor the game. Golf is a gentleman’s game. Playing by the rules is kind of like life. You really find out what people are like when you spend 4 hours with them and there is a few dollars on the line.

Also, have seen kids that come from good homes, that don’t turn out good and visa versa!

The fourteen club rule is not huge infraction of the rules. For him to call that infraction on himself after he had gotten home, well, it speaks volumes. I’m sure there are lots of golfers talking about this today. Very impressive.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@BoBo1946 -I suppose so. I have seen some amusing meltdowns and sneaky tricks on the links before:)
I have never cheated at golf…I just kicked some @$$ XD

BoBo1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille loll…touche my friend. Lost the club championship by a guy cheating. Could not prove it, but there is no way he could have hit that shot without moving the ball. He was on the other side of the hole, in the trees, and in deep grass and hit the ball on the green from 200 yards. I was on the right side of the fairway ahead him and when that ball landed on the green, i knew he cheated. It was a par 5, he made 4 and i made 5 from the fairway.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@BoBo1946 -Sounds like BS to me too!
He will always know what he did to win that.it’s never too late to win again :)

BoBo1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille well, after i get my hip replaced, going to kick some a**! I’ve been doing push ups, sit ups, toe ups, losing weigh, etc. to make a comeback. I’m on a mission!

BoBo1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille there is snow on the roof, but a lot fire in the chimney!

YARNLADY's avatar

I make it a policy to always be honest and trustworthy.

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