Five Reasons To Take Up Golf

When the crocuses and daffodils poke their heads out of the spring ground, snow lovers hang up their skis and snowboards until next winter. Golf season is now upon us. Golf is sometimes perceived as a secret society. While the sport is deeply rooted in history and traditions, today’s golf scene is getting with the times like never before.  I’m here to convince you golf is a great game, and here’s 5 good reasons why.

1. Exercise
Golf may be more physical than you think. Golf is about walking - a hell of a lot of walking. Walking is great exercise and is low impact on your joints. Plus you’ll get a great tan in summer.

2. Challenge
There are few more challenging and rewarding, games than golf. It’s difficult to master. You should aim to have fun. Beginners are often shocked at how hard it is to swing consistently.
There’s few things more rewarding than a great shot. The sense of accomplishment from golf is something you have to experience.

3. Scenery
Playing on a well maintained course is a stunning experience. No matter where you live, there will be a course with great scenery. Of course your local municipal course might not take your breath away but there’s always courses with fabulously maintained fairways if you can afford to play on them.

4. Relaxation
As golf is quite a slow game, with rounds often taking four hours plus, you have a lot of time to relax and reflect on things. Add this to the endorphins released by the gentle exercise and you’ve got a perfect escape from the rat race.

5. Making friends
Golf is an inherently social game. It’s not necessary to play with other people but it is a lot more fun. Playing for wagers or joke bets is great fun, as well as playing in teams against each other.

Even if you aren’t competitive, you’ll spend a lot of time walking and waiting at holes - plenty of time to chat and get to know people.