Jack Nicklaus, Golf Legend, Businessman & Philanthropist | Part 1 #65

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No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador. Jack was named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was also named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated, and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN.
Jack’s competitive career spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens). He is one of only five golfers who have won all four of golf’s modern majors, an achievement often referred to as the career “Grand Slam.” Jack remains the only player to have completed the career Grand Slam on both the regular and senior tours.

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When Jack began playing golf, he wasn’t concerned with being the best, he just wanted to be the best he could be. Since he went to school and worked, he had to practice at night. Eventually, he was good enough to play professionally.
(7:40-8:55)
How does Jack’s dedication to his passion inspire you?
What can you do to become better?
Over the years, Jack has met many great leaders like Billy Graham and Nelson Mandela. There are two traits he admires most in a leader:

  • Humbleness
  • Selflessness

(36:52-37:32)

In your opinion, what makes a great leader?
What is one leadership trait that you would like to grow in?

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