Speaker: Ty Webb
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about why I would like to place first in a golf tournament
Life is full of challenges, William Adams once wrote “You can have anything you want--if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
Adapt to Self I believe this is true and I have a huge goal that I would like to accomplish in life. I would love to win a golf tournament. Not a PGA tournament, I know my limitations, but one that is held for amateurs.
Adapt to Audience As college students and future professionals we all set goals in our lives. We also try to develop a step by step plan to implement activities that will help us fulfill these desired goals. Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Credibility Statement Kurt Thomas posits, “I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you’re striving to do your best.
Preview Even though I may not be a professional golfer I still have many goals I would like to reach on the golf course. Tonight I would like to discuss how I became interested in the sport of golf, why I would like to win a golf tournament, and what I am doing to make it come true.
Transition (So let me begin by tracing my interest in the sport)
I. How I go t interested in golf and why I would like to win a tournament
A. Well I have many reasons, but my largest would be, because I would be able to make my father really proud.
1) I took up golf when I was in my late teens, but never took the sport real seriously. When I was young I played soccer for a variety of leagues and schools.
2) I never took the time to work on golf, which was my father’ favorite sport. My father was really good, for someone that did not play real often. He tried to teach me but my interest level was not great.
3) The sport was slow, individualistic and I was an extremely inconsistent player who enjoyed playing group sports more than individual sports.
a. I had a short temper which is also bad for concentration
b. This affected my mental state
B. I began to take the sport more seriously when I got into my twenties.
1) I had a variety of sports injuries so golf was a no contact sport which I really began to enjoy
2) My father and I began to practice together and enjoy the time we spent traveling to the local courses
3) I began to then take lessons, and set goals that I would like to achieve on the course such as a hole in one, break 100, and courses I wanted to travel to
C. When I moved to Florida I began to get really serious. I began to take lessons and some of my goals such as a hole in one and breaking 100 and 90 were achieved
Transition (Now that I have discussed how I became interested, let me tell you why I would like to win a tournament.)
II. Winning a