There are some sports out there that most people can play at any age. This sport is also one of most growing global sports in the world. The game of golf is one of the sports that anyone can play for anyone. Most people think that golf is a stuffy sport for old overweight guys. Golf has been become a game that is accessible for anyone. There are 34,000 courses around the world, and 15,375 of those inside the US. Golf is also one of the games that helps with exercise and a great way of a cardio of workouts.
The game started in the 16th century in Scotland at St. Andrews golf links; a course that still operates today. It was once banned in Scotland because they needed the fields for military practice, but the ban was lifted shortly after. The game has grown since then when Kings and Queens of Great Britain took an interest in the game. Golf first entered America in 1729 when the governor of Massachusetts started playing the game on his private estate.
One thing that the golf has to offer is a game that is safe for all ages and is safer. With the recent concern growing over youth football, baseball players tearing their arms apart, and basketball almost limits itself to those over 6 feet. These sports have been rising in injuries have been causing issues for people as they enter adulthood. Golf is one that can be played by many individuals, and including girls. There are some youth programs like The First Tee, and PGA jr. that help out those wanting to get introduced to the game. With that, golf is one of those games that you can continue to play throughout time. There are even baseball players that play golf as a way to stay in shape during their offseason. If child does so to choose to stick with golf, colleges are always giving out scholarships to play the game. It’s become an international affair too with youth players from all over coming to the USA to play at some of the top universities.
The same goes people that want to start playing their adulthood. The Play9 program was introduced by the USGA, and it will be used to help those get started in playing. Most people complain that golf takes longer than 4 hours and is a waste of time and money. Play9 is a way to give people a better alternative. This allows individuals or groups to have fun at half the cost and the time needed. Even talking to your local golf shop pro is a good way to get introduced. They have all the tools and lessons needed to help you to play better and more often.
Golf is one of those golf-oriented games where you want to achieve more out of the game. It is a frustrating game at times but it also challenges people to get better. Players will try to beat their competitor all the time for bragging rights or the sometimes the loser has to buy the beer after the round. There are times when a better is highly sought after. I can speak from personal experience the amount of charity golf scrambles I’ve played in. People want to have an Ace on their team to make them and their company look good. Business people use the game a way of socializing with their colleagues, talking the game and business of golf all in the same setting.
Business people have always enjoyed the game and the amenities that come with it. For some reason, it seems like the term CEO and country club are supposed to go together. Therefore, it’s not unusual for there to be a business transaction or discussion on the course. It is also a good time to do it. You have a common interest in golf itself, and if you’re a good player the prospect will want to play with you more often. They like trying to beat the bigger and better player. You’re on talking to the prospect or client for at least 4 hours and it’s plenty of time to talk personal stuff and business as well. Even those who you’re introduced to you will find out more about them in that 4 hour time frame. It’s plenty of time to ask questions about business and offer any proposal. It is suggested that the proposal is done after the round. During the round could be a distraction from the enjoyment of the game itself. And if you’re a member at a local club, that is a way to help invite the prospect or client to a place that they have never been before. They will usually like the place they visit and want to play or be engaged with you more often.
There is also the health benefits of playing golf. It is one of those games where you do not be a large athlete or have to workout everyday in order to enjoy. It is recommended that serious golfers do exercise to help with staying fit for practices and all the rounds involved. It’s a great source of cardio and staying fit without any heavy listing or being completely sore the next day. During a 4 hour round, the average male will burn about 2500 calories while a female will burn about 1500. It’s also a great way of heart health, memory and mental health, and helps those with trying to keep up with all of the step meter bands. The natural layout of the course is a challenge for walkers and exceeds more that 10,000 steps per round. There is always the factor of low injury risk as well. A person may be a little tired after the round or the next day, but will not feel like they just ran a 5k or got done playing a game of flag football.
Golf is a sport that gets looked over from some people. It is an enjoyable game with many different fun challenges. There’s all types of courses out there for people to explore and enjoy as well. People plan personal and business trips around the different courses around the country. From Pebble Beach to Myrtle Beach, there’s always a place to business and pleasure at the same time. Golf is a fun game to grow with and enjoy in life. The benefits are plentiful, and likable. It’s a good way to get out and to relax for a day out of the house. You may hit a bad shot during the round, but it happens all the time. After the round, no one walks away angry and upset about how they played. The ones that do this for a living aren’t even mad because they get to play golf as a career. Golf is a game that is growing, and needs everybody to help it grow as well.