Hi my name is Ella B. Joseph, and I love to play golf and bake with my mom. I was first introduced to First Tee by my cousin Eddie IV. Tiger Woods once said, ”No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.” The more I practice golf, the better I get. I’m currently working on getting better at hitting the ball so my mom usually takes me to the driving range every weekend to practice. As much as I enjoy going to the driving range on the weekends, I also love helping my mom with her cake orders. When I grow up I want to be a baker like my mom and have my own bakery.
The more I learn about the Nine Core Values in golf, the more I apply them to my dream of owning a bakery. For instance, in First Tee, I have learned to have confidence and perseverance in myself and my work product while on the golf course as well as in the kitchen. Sometimes I may not get all of my balls to go in the intended place while at the driving range but I still believe in myself and believe that if I continue to work hard, I will be able to hit all of my balls to the furthest target at the driving range. When I started to help my mom in the kitchen I didn’t know how to follow recipes or how to make figures out of fondant but I continued to have confidence in myself and persevered and now I can bake sweet potato pies by myself and make several fondant toppers. I have the confidence that I will be able to make beautiful cakes like my mom when I get a little older.