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Reasons To Start Playing Golf 



By Features Desk



Thursday, January 9, 2020.


Thinking about starting to play golf? Black golfers - including from across the world - including Tiger Woods - have showed us that golf an excellent sport and hobby for Black men and women. And there are many reasons why it should be considered. Golf is often a sport that people wished that they could play but it can also be intimidating when starting out. While it may be daunting, it is worth going to the driving range and trying to develop the basic skills as it is one of the best sports that you can play and might help in many different areas of your life. Here are just a few reasons why this is a sport which you should consider.


  • New Challenge


First, it is always good to try new challenges because this can bring new excitement and variety into your life. Golf is a sport that is highly skillful, so it can be interesting and rewarding to learn the mechanics and to master the basics. 


  • Good Form Of Exercise


While it may not be quite as straining as other forms of sport, you will find that golf is an excellent form of exercise. In addition to the amount of walking that you do on a round of golf, it is also a good workout and allows you to get lots of fresh air, so it brings many health benefits.


  • Mental Health Benefits


Following this, golf is also a sport that can bring mental health benefits. This is because it encourages you to get moving, to be outside and to enjoy the fresh air. Additionally, many people find that golf can also help to develop focus, concentration and self-belief. 


  • Suitable For All Ages


Golf is also a sport that is suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed by everyone. Starting a new sport can be intimidating if you are playing against people who are much bigger, stronger and faster, but this is not as much of an issue with sport (although strength certainly helps).


  • Easy To Get Into


It is true that it can be challenging at first to get into golf, but once you can get the ball airborne and sink a putt, then you are good enough to enjoy a round of golf which can be a fantastic experience even for beginners. It is then very easy to get into golf and find ways to improve your game, such as buying new golf wedges which will help with your shots and allow you to compete at a higher level.


  • Can Be Practiced Solo


One of the most frustrating aspects of many sports is that you need at least one other person to practice. Golf is a highly social sport (more on this below), but it is also something that you can easily practice by yourself whether you are on the driving range working on your stroke, practicing your putting or even enjoying a round by yourself (this can be a relaxing and therapeutic experience).


  • Social Aspect


Leading on from this, golf is also a game that is incredibly social and this can bring many benefits to your life. Whether you are playing a round with a group of friends, playing in a club competition or at the driving range with a few colleagues, there is strong bonding which happens in this sport which you do not find with other activities. Many people feel that they are missing out when they are unable to join someone for a round of golf so being able to play can certainly bring benefits and open doors socially and even professionally.


  • The Clubhouse


Following on from this, the clubhouse experience is all a part of playing golf too and something that you do not get with most other sports. There is nothing better than coming into the clubhouse after a round of golf and enjoying a nice meal, a few drinks and soaking up the atmosphere in the clubhouse. 


  • You Can Play With Anyone


With most sports, it is difficult to play with others because the skill level will be so different. This is not the case with golf because the handicap system can level the playing field and allow a beginner to play with a much more experienced player.


These are just a few of the reasons why it is worth starting to play golf but there are many others too. Golf is a great sport and one which can bring a host of benefits to your life, including physical and mental health benefits along with social advantages. It is also a sport which can be daunting to start but one that is worth sticking with because it can enrich your life in so many different ways.  Image: Ibadan Golf Club, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Reasons To Start Playing Golf

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