The philosophy of the Mercy Golf Program is to allow the game to help teach life lessons. Discipline, sportsmanship, respect, and integrity are all important characteristics for the game of golf and for success in life. By enforcing those qualities, we hope to make the student-athletes participating better prepared for the challenges that await them on and off the course. Also, learning the game of golf is a tremendous potential benefit. Knowledge of the game can serve people well into later life and can be a doorway for new friends and opportunities.