The game of golf has been around for a very long time. Often referred to as the gentleman’s sport, many wrongly assume that golf is only meant to be played and enjoyed by those whose economic and social status rests above the norm. In truth, golf is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone. What follows are a few of the reasons why I love golf.
Unlike other sports, golf doesn’t require multiple participants to play or to enjoy. Yes, it may be more fun to play a round with a friend, but the beauty of golf is that the game doesn’t require competition. If you simply want to take some time for yourself to clear your mind and test your game, all you need is a set of clubs and your on your way.
That being said, playing a round of golf with a group of friends is indeed a good time. Sharing a few drinks and hitting the links is an amazing way to bond and make great memories. Trying to one up each other or sharing in the experience of seeing or making an amazing shot is something that you and your buddies can talk about for years to come. When friends get together after being apart, there’s no better way to catch up than over a round of golf.
Another reason that makes golf a sport to love is that there are always new challenges to overcome. Mastering a course, especially for the casual golfer takes time. The journey to increasing your skill set to achieve this goal is a real confidence and self-esteem booster. There is, however, no need to worry about hitting plateaus or becoming bored. There are always new courses to explore and experiences to be had. Golf is a lifetime sport that never gets boring.
Lastly, golf has a way of teaching you just what you need to learn, exactly when you need to learn it. There are times when you are feeling prideful, like you can do no wrong. Then you take that attitude to the course and shoot a round that embarrasses and humbles you. Other times, you may start a round feeling down on yourself and find that you are hitting the most amazing shots. Golf is like that favorite teacher that you had in years gone by. The one the taught you the most amazing things in the most unassuming way.