There is a reason golf is one of the most popular sports in America. It provides exercise, relaxation, and an opportunity to spend time with friends, family, and coworkers.
Whether you want to learn to play golf yourself, or have your child learn to play golf, it is a sport and activity well worth pursuing. No matter when you start, golf is a sport that can last a lifetime. Whether you chose the sport as a recreational activity or a way for your child to earn a college sports scholarship, golf is a sport that provides enjoyment for athletes of all skill levels. Although the chance of making a coveted hole in one is pretty slim, attempting to learn how to play golf with an under par score is manageable. Just because the chance of two holes in one in a single round are close to 67 million to 1, odds similar to winning the lottery, doesn’t mean that you can’t find several lucky shots in a single day.
Many successful businessmen find a way to combine their love of golf with a business meeting and a day of exercise on the links. For example, a 175-pound man can burn 460 calories if he carries his clubs during an hour of play. On a nine-hole course, he can end up walking almost 2.5 miles, doubling that to nearly 5 miles if he walks 18 holes. Who would have thought that carrying the maximum number of 14 clubs is allowed in a player’s bag at one time could have so many health benefits?
Spending the time and money to teach young children to learn to play golf is especially rewarding. A family of four can guarantee themselves at least four hours together on a weekly round golf at your favorite public or private course. Even young children, before they are able to play a full round of 9 or 18 holes, can enjoy the time riding in the card, walking the course, and perhaps managing and totaling the score card. Some parents allow their children to putt on every hole, if the course is not crowded, even if they are not able to play the entire hole. A golf program at any of a number of courses throughout the country can provide several tips in how to get your family together on the course.
From public golf tournaments to private tee times and events held in conjunction with a destination wedding, a scheduled nine or eighteen hole round will allow you to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.