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Golf Talk Live - Tiger Woods Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER

YOU CAN E-MAIL EVERY WEEK YOUR QUESTIONS TO OUR GUEST ON GOLF TALK LIVE AT THE GOLF CHANNEL.COM OUR QUESTION FOR TIGER THIS WEEK IS FROM JIM COX IN GREENWOOD SOUTH CAROLINA. IN MANY INTERVIEWS YOUR DREAM IS TO HAVE EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PLAY GOLF, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO. WHAT IS YOU VISION TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, AND HOW CAN AMATEURS LIKE ME HELP. I THINK WE'VE ANSWERED ALL OF THAT QUESTION EXCEPT FOR THE LAST PART. WHAT CAN THE REST US DO WHO SHARE YOUR DREAM TO HAVE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE GAME OF DIFFERENT BACK GROUNDS AND TO MAKE IT MORE AFFORDABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD THE PRICE NOW.

TIGER WOODS

WELL ONE IS TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION , WHETHER IT'S YOUR, FOR ME I GREW UP IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WE HAD THE HEART ASSOCIATION OR EVEN IF IT'S YOUR CLUB TO GET BEHIND THAT AND SUPPORT IT AND PUSH IT BECAUSE WITHOUT THESE KIDS GOLF WILL NOT HAVE A FUTURE AND I THINK THAT KIDS OUGHT TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY AND I STRESS IT LIKE YOU CANNOT BELIEVE BECAUSE IT'S VERY EASY TO DO TO HELP BECAUSE ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE THEM.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT IS YOUR TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION DOING, IS THAT PART OF THAT EFFORT?

TIGER WOODS

RIGHT THAT'S OUR SOLE EFFORT, TO PERFORM JUNIOR CLINICS AROUND THE UNITED STATES AS WELL AS BOOST KIDS SELF ESTEEMS AND TRY AND MAKE GOLF MORE NOT ONLY AFFORDABLE BUT EXCESSIBLE.

PETER KESSLER

THANKS TO YOU WERE SEEING MORE YOUNG PEOPLE AT TOURNAMENTS THEN WE'VE EVER BEFORE. LET'S GO AHEAD AND TALK TO SUSAN IN TEXAS, HOW ARE YOU SUSAN.

PHONE CALLER SUSAN

I'M FINE, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR TIGER. I HAVE A NINE YEAR OLD SON WHOSE SHOWING A GREAT INTEREST IN GOLF AND HE'S PRETTY GOOD AND WE'D LIKE TO GET LESSONS FOR HIM BUT HE'S APPREHENSIVE AND HE WANTS TO WAIT UNTIL HE BETTER BEFORE GETTING LESSONS AND SEEING AS YOU STARTED SO YOUNG COULD YOU GIVE HIM SOME ADVICE OR GIVE US SOME ADVICE ABOUT THAT?

TIGER WOODS

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO GET LESSONS RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T YOUR GOING TO DEVELOP BAD TECHNIQUES AND BAD HABITS AND AS A KID WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT THE GAME THEY MUST HAVE THE PROPER TECHNIQUES BECAUSE IT'S SO HARD TO BREAK THEM. KIDS LEARN SO MUCH FASTER WHEN THEIR TAUGHT AND THEIR LIKE A SPONGE, THEY'LL ABSORB A WHOLE BUNCH OF KNOWLEDGE. IF IT'S OFFERED IN A CORRECT WAY TOO, IT'S GOT TO BE PUT IN A FUN MATTER , IT CAN'T BE LIKE IT'S DRILL WORK AND LIKE BORING. KIDS GOT TO BE ENTERTAINED AND GOT TO HAVE FUN WHILE THEIR DOING IT AND IT'S AMAZING HOW MUCH THEY'LL LEARN.

PETER KESSLER

BILL IN ILLINOIS, YOUR QUESTION FOR TIGER.

PHONE CALLER BILL

GOOD EVENING

PETER KESSLER

HOW ARE YOU BILL?

PHONE CALLER BILL

HI I'M DOING GREAT. THIS KIND OF MIRRORS THE LAST QUESTION. I HAVE A 6 YEAR OLD WHOSE REALLY BEEN ADDICTED TO GOLF SINCE HE WAS 2 1/2 AND THE QUESTION I HAVE IS WHAT IS MAYBE YOUR DAD DO DIFFERENT OR MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE ADVICE TO DAD'S LIKE MYSELF WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE A LITTLE PRECOCIOUS AND GOOD LITTLE ATHLETES THAT CAN HIT THE BALL AND MAYBE ATTITUDE WISE HIS PROBLEM MIGHT BE HE MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO COMPETITIVE, DID YOU HAVE THAT LITTLE STREAK OF TIGER IN YOU IS THAT WHY THE NAME IS TIGER AS IT IS, WHAT DID YOUR DAD DO TO KIND OF ALLEVIATE THAT?

TIGER WOODS

YOU KNOW MY DAD KNEW I WAS VERY COMPETITIVE, I HATED TO LOSE. I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT SECOND SUCKS, AND ANYTHING WORSE THAN THAT IS HORRIBLE. BUT WITH THAT I KNOW HE'S VERY COMPETITIVE AND YOU OUGHT TO KEEP FUELING THAT FIRE BECAUSE ONCE YOU RELINQUISH IT YOU'LL RELINQUISH IT FOREVER, HE'LL NEVER GET IT BACK
ENCOURAGE HIM TO GO OUT THERE AND COMPETE. IF YOU PLAY GOLF COMPETE WITH HIM , OR ELSE PUTTING, CHIPPING, HITTING BALLS ON THE RANGE CLOSEST TO THE TARGET JUST HAVE FUN DOING IT ALWAYS HAVE FUN. KIDS WHO ARE VERY COMPETITIVE HATE TO LOSE BUT THEN AGAIN THEY ALWAYS WANT TO ENJOY AND MY DAD'S COME OUT WITH A BOOK RIGHT NOW WHICH WILL BE RELEASED IN A FEW MONTHS AND HE EXPLAINS ALL THIS AND HOW HE DID IT WITH ME AND HE'LL EXPLAIN IT A LOT BETTER THAN I CAN BECAUSE MY VOCABULARY WASN'T EXACTLY THAT GOOD WHEN I WAS LITTLE.

PETER KESSLER

IT'S PERFECT NOW, WERE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK AND AS WE JUST MENTIONED OF COURSE THAT YOU HAD E-MAILED QUESTIONS INTO US AND THERE ARE MANY OF YOU WHO ARE LISTENING
TO THIS ON OUR WEB SITE AT GOLFCHANNEL.COM AND YOU CAN IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO PORTION OF THIS PROGRAM THERE LIVE, RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

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