The Pilot: Financial Lessons From the Course

Southern Pines Financial Advisor Scott Kittrell recently wrote a column for The Pilot on 10 similarities in golfing and financial planning.

As golfers, we all know that the game of golf promotes values that, if integrated in our lives, make us better neighbors and citizens. So much so that organizations like First Tee use the game to “shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.”

Golf has been a passion of mine from an early age. Unlike many who were raised in the game, I was the first in my family to play golf. I was drawn to the game by the natural beauty of the setting and the fact that it challenges you intellectually, physically and spiritually. There is no question that a small white ball sitting on a tee can torment the best of us.

As a financial planner, I believe many of the lessons I have learned from golf can be applied to the pursuit of building wealth and attaining life goals. Here are 10 lessons that I find to really resonate:

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