Looking for a new adventure this summer? Why not consider golf?
Here are five great reasons to get out and give it a try:
Exercise – Golf is probably more physical than you think. During an average 18 hole round you will walk six to eight kilometres, burning approximately 1,200 to 1,600 calories. If you carry your clubs – burn an extra 400.
Challenge – Golf is a notoriously tricky game to master but when you have experienced a purely hit golf shot there is really no other feeling like it in sport!
The great outdoors – It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery.
Meet new people – Golf is a social game and a wonderful way to get to know new people. I have met interesting people from all walks of life on the golf course, many of whom have remained good friends for years.
The game of a lifetime – Unlike most other sports that have an end date as we get older, golf can be enjoyed whether you are five or 95!
If you are nervous, hesitant or intimidated about getting started, contact a PGA professional at your local golf course for lessons and spend some time at a driving range to build up your confidence before hitting the links.
Gina Hosie, PGA of Canada, is the Women’s Program Director at the Victoria Golf Club.