Why You Shouldn't Pass up on Playing Golf This Season

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It's almost February and the beginning of spring is getting closer. If you're into outdoor activities and enjoy getting some sun and fresh air, consider a round of golf on a public or private golf course.

According to Statista as of 2019, over 24.3 million people participated in golf within the United States. Whether you enjoy the affordability of a public golf course or prefer the amenities and exclusiveness of a private golf course, the game is accessible to most people.

Many people play golf for a number of reasons. Let's discuss what makes golf such a wonderful sport to participate in.

1. The Affordability of Getting Started

Golf isn't a sport that costs much to get equipped to play. While a top-of-the-line set of clubs could run you thousands of dollars, most find that they can get a starter set relatively cheap. All-in-One boxed sets can be found for under $150.

2. The Ease of Finding a Great Course to Play

Golf has increased in popularity dramatically over the past 15 to 20 years. It's never been easier to find a wonderful public or private golf course. Public ones tend to be more affordable per round or for a season pass. They also can be a bit crowded. Private courses can be less crowded and taken care of better. However, memberships can cost more than on a public course.

3. Golf Is a Great Sport for Your Health

Golf is a healthy sport. If you walk the course instead of using a golf cart, you get a lot of walking in during a round. You can enjoy the fresh air while playing. It is also good for stretching and twisting your body when swinging the clubs. Golf is a sport that is low-impact and can be played by people of all ages, including children and the elderly.

4. Golf Is Very Goal-Driven and Motivating

The nature of scoring in golf lends itself to being competitive. Whether it's you against your opponent or just trying to achieve a personal best, one can get very into golf. It's a thinking person's game. Strategy and math can very much come into play on almost any shot.

Visit a golf course or driving range this season. Participating in golf is fun, challenging, and good for your health. We hope to see you there!