Playing golf provides natural distance, exercise, fresh air, friendships, and welcome relief from 'cabin fever' caused by Covid-19.
In my career, I started people in their 80s at the game of golf. If you can walk the dog you can probably play golf. If you're not sure, why not ask your doctor? Mike Kahn
One way to find out if golf is for you is to take a few lessons from a PGA teaching professional. A good golf teacher will help you learn the fundamentals of the game. You'll learn how and what to practice. He or she will help you find the proper equipment and accessories golfers need. It's the proper way to start.
One thing that always amazed me was how playing golf builds great character in young people. I guess it's because golf is a game of rules and accomplishments. Parents would say their golfing kids after playing golf all day get home and fall asleep beside their golf clubs. Then they're ready to go again the next day.
Golf is a game played with friends - often new friends too! Sometimes the starter will pare up two twosomes into a foursome at the first tee. Then after the round, they enjoy a beer in the clubhouse while they plan another round together. It happens all the time.
People don't realize the value of the complete mental break from daily pressures when playing a round of golf. The four-hours of concentration of hitting a golf ball as skillfully as you can gets your mind off everything else. There's no better holiday for your mind. And if you had a great score that day (for you), the positive feeling you'll have is very special!
Evidence suggests golfers live longer than non-golfers, enjoying improvements in cholesterol levels, body composition, wellness, self-esteem and self-worth.” The Edinburgh University study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and is part of the Golf and Health Project, which is led by the World Golf Foundation.