Why I play golf and why you should too
When people find out I’m a golfer, they often ask me why I play golf.
It often baffles them and they find it hard to truly hard to understand the fascination or the desire of this 500 year old sport.
To a non-golfer, the game can seem boring, lacking excitement, and maybe even a waste of time.
But to the millions who play the game, nothing could be further from the truth.
Everyone has their own reasons for why they play golf, but most would agree on a few common ones.
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Here are my top 3 reasons for why I play golf.
Golf is one of the few sports where you can play a round of golf with a perfect stranger and by the end of round, become best friends.
You spend up to 4½ hours on a golf course during a round.
This gives you a lot of time in between shots to talk and get to know a person.
The best part is you already have something in common, something you share a passion for … golf.
Most golfers including myself love talking about the game.
We talk about our favourite courses, clubs, shots and our latest tips to improve our golf swing.
There is an instant connection I find with most golfers I play with, and I love this about the game.
Most of my closest friends are ones I met through playing a round of golf.
Golf is arguably one of the toughest sports in the world to master.
Because you are hitting a stationery target, the margin for error is that much greater than of most other sports.
It is this difficulty, interestingly enough, that drives golfers on a quest of constant improvement to try and be the very best they can.
As a golfer, I am always improving, always looking to better myself at some part of the game.
It’s not just the amateurs either.
The professionals as well are constantly practicing and taking lessons to improve their skills and take their game to the next level.
You never have the game of golf worked out or mastered, and that’s what makes it the ultimate challenge.
For me, there’s a feeling when I play the game that only fellow golfers will understand.
It’s that feeling when you hit that perfect golf shot during a round that just sails off into the distance and seems to be climbing into the sky forever.
It’s hard to describe, but it’s something similar to what baseball hitters feel when making contact with the ball, hitting a home run.
Or perhaps the same feeling soccer players get when making great contact with the soccer ball, sending it off straight into the back of the net.
Whatever it is, it’s an intense feeling that ultimately always brings a golfer back to the course for another round of golf.
Why other golfers play
Many golfers have their own reasons, and another common one is playing for the fitness.
Most golf courses are at least 6 kilometres / miles long so there’s a lot of walking involved.
Golfers also get a lot of fresh air and are out in the sunshine getting their heart rate pumping.
As you can see, there are many reasons why I play golf, and why many others do the same.
Take the opportunity and play a round at your local golf course today. Believe me, you won’t regret it.
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