Benefits of Golf

Exercise:

Walking the golf course from hole to hole and tee to green is approximately 4 to 6 miles. Not only are you walking, but you are also swinging the golf club and carrying the golf bag. We all know that physical activity leads to better over-all health, but it also has a large impact on your game.  Improved power for longer drives, improve stability for better consistency,  acquire a body that moves more freely, removing tension from the swing, gain more energy for 18 holes, elimination of injuries, weight loss and improved concentration are just some reasons getting fit helps improve your game.

Interaction with others:

Another benefit of playing golf is the friendships and interactions that are developed on the golf course. Generally, golfers team up in pairs or play their golf game with three other individuals. This foursome provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to interact with each other. This interaction is usually highlighted through telling jokes, sharing stories, conducting business, getting to know each other in an informal setting, etc. All of this is conducted in a non-threatening, but competitive environment. This type of interaction will prove to be therapeutic as well as an opportunity to bond with other individuals.

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors while playing golf:

One of the best things about playing golf is you have the opportunity to take in all the natural beauty surrounding the course. While playing with friends is great, going at it solo isn’t bad either. Breathe the fresh air while you find plenty of time to think. Walking the golf course can give you a chance to focus on some of the simple, yet finest things in life. Golf provides the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. It gives you time to reflect on what is really important. It allows you to shed away the stress from your workplace or other stressful environments. Being outside and enjoying the game of golf is an ideal way to relax.

Benefits of golf to kids:

The game of golf has at its core a standard of behavior that lends itself to positive development. Personal skills such as honesty, integrity, courtesy and respect are all present in golf, regardless of the level of competition. Golf teaches kids to use good judgment and be responsible for their actions. It also encourages the highest level of sportsmanship. Golf also allows for quality family time. It’s a game that families can learn and play together. Because golf has an established handicap system that was created to determine a golfer’s playing ability and potential, moms and dads can actually compete with their children even if they play from different tee boxes or at significantly different skill levels.  Get the grandparents involved, and you have a game that everyone can enjoy together as a family for years and years. Some colleges and universities offer direct scholarships for the accomplished junior golfer, but they aren’t the only ones to give these scholarships. There are numerous avenues to receive monies that can be used to help with the cost of higher education. Equipment manufacturers, state golf associations, junior golf organizations, and philanthropists who themselves have benefited from the game are all on the list of sources that offer anything from $500 for books to a full-ride scholarship to the student’s school of choice. In many cases, skill level is not a determining factor for receiving an award:  involvement in the game, good grades, community service, and employment at a golf facility can all be reasons for becoming a scholarship winner.