Tua Tagovailoa & Golf
Watching the Bama game last weekend the announcers were discussing an interview with Tua and his dad and how his parents chose what college he was going to (Alabama). Tua said that it is a cultural thing(Hawaiian) that the parents make those kind of big decisions for their kids. For those not familiar, this kid was one of the highest rated QB's of his HS class and had open door to almost any big school he wanted. This caught my attention and my first impression was that it was wrong - the decision should of been his, but then they discussed how it takes the pressure off of the "kid". It got me thinking about golf - or any other youth sport for that matter. Generally I am of the mindset to give the kid information & options and let them choose their own path (with a healthy dose of steering guidance of course), but this got me thinking a little bit.. does an 18 year old really know what is best ? Do they have the capacity to make decisions with lifetime implications at that age? Looking back to when I was 18, I was pretty clueless. Not saying I completely agree, but it got me thinking.