As professional golfers, we meet all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds. It’s pretty common that we come across a woman who has never played golf before but wanted to come out for the scramble or fundraiser. Through conversation they say they really want to pick up the game. We can’t even count how many times we talk with a father who has young girls and wants them to learn to golf. We love hearing both of these!
There are so many reasons to learn to golf!
Here are our favorites:
- Golf can be a great way to spend time with a significant other or friend. Whether you spend a whole Sunday morning playing 18 holes, 9 holes after work or hitting up a TopGolf for drinks. Golf gives you the opportunity to put the phone away and have some face-to-face time while being active. But not so active that you’re sweating up a storm!
- Golf can be a great way to get some physical activity in. It is really one of our favorite ways to spend a day or 9 holes. You can either carry your golf bag or get a push cart (little easier on the back and shoulders) and take a nice stroll outside and enjoy the game.
Golfing can be a great way to meet people.
We play golf a lot, more than the average since it’s our job. So we know how amazing friendships built on the golf course can be. Did you know you can find 9 hole golf and wine tasting meet-ups? Or how about women’s golf leagues at twilight or on the weekends? You can even find friends to play golf with on Instagram and golf apps!
- When you have a boss that invites the guys out to play golf, you don’t have to be left out of the picture. This is huge! We’ve heard this many times from women. They aren’t invited out to play golf because they never have played before. Well let’s eliminate that excuse! You just need a good base from an instructor to get you going.
- If you already have a family, it can really be a great way to spend time together. This is actually the reason that Armana started playing golf when she was 12. Her family all started playing at the same time because they wanted a physical activity to do together that was also quality time together. That pointed to golf! Anna golfs with her family as well. Her dad is who originally got her hooked on the sport and her brother played at the University of Hartford. Anna’s mom doesn’t actually play. She tries but she knows the game very well and is an expert at reading greens and taking photos. Its a family affair.
Besides all of these great reasons to learn to golf, there is just the feeling you get from spending time outside and doing something for yourself. Treat yo’ self!
What has golf done for you? Let us know in the comments!