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Why Golf?

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Looking for a new challenge? Fancy doing something different with the girls or want to meet more friends? Keen to find another sport and bursting to show your competitive streak?

Golf offers all of these and more. It’s a sport that it suits all players, whatever age, gender, fitness level, or ability.

Sociable

Chatting as you walk between holes, a glass of wine in the clubhouse afterwards and plenty of people keen to join you for a game – golf has to be the most social sport ever invented. It is a great way to spend time with friends and family or make new friends. The sport’s unique handicap scoring system means that players of all levels can play together either socially or competitively.

Competitive

Golf can be competitive and a personal challenge: you can compete at club, county and national level. You can also play as part of a team or as a pair. Golf is a great alternative, or addition, to sports such as football, rugby, hockey, or netball. With less wear and tear on your body than contact or high impact sports, it is a game you can play until you are much older.

Active

Golf burns off more energy than you’d think: playing an 18-hole game of golf uses a massive 900 calories at least – maybe even more if you carry your own golf bag. Golf also offers all the known weight-loss benefits of walking combined with the toning and muscle strengthening benefits of swinging the clubs and carrying or pulling your golf bag.

Healthy

Golf is also a great way to top up your Vitamin D levels, manufactured naturally when skin is exposed to sunlight, which is crucial for healthy teeth and bones. Combine that with brisk walking around a course, it can help guard against the bone-wasting disease osteoporosis – half of women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to weak bones. Exercising outdoors is also a scientifically-proven way to help improve your mood, stress levels and self-esteem.

Stylish

Golf can open the door to beautiful locations and golf clubs – many with restaurants, health clubs and shops where you can pick up the latest golfing equipment and fashions. 

Good for business

Golf is all about tactics, techniques and focus – so it’s great for honing these key mental skills that could help you at work. It can help you learn to stay calm under pressure, think strategically, and build up your mental stamina. Golf rewards players who never lose their temper, however stressful the situation, which sometimes can be easier said than done!