Golf has many health, social and business benefits

Golf has many health, social and business benefits

Golf is a sport that has many health, social and business benefits.

However, golf has in the past, often been labelled as a man’s sport.

It wasn’t until 2012 that Augusta National (where the Master’s tournament is held) admitted two female members – former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore.

Any sport can help you develop skills beneficial to your professional or personal life.

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Golf tends to be popular with the business community, thanks to industry associations, charity fundraisers and corporate events.

Many companies use golf as a means to encourage relationship building with clients and suppliers.

Did you know that you can burn over 700 calories from just nine holes of golf.

In addition to cardio, you can also increase your balance, flexibility, power and concentration.

Golf requires both physical and mental ability and is a high skill game. It can not only keep you fit and active during your retirement, but it is also a great way to keep an ageing mind agile.

Golf is one of the most social sports ever created.

Golfers tend to be a member of one particular club even though they may play other courses, and most golf clubs have ladies’ mornings and competitions, encouraging members to meet and socialise.

Learning golf is a really fun thing to do with one or more friends. A golf club is a great community to be a part of at any age.

Naturally, this is a subjective topic but women’s golf clothes are some of the classiest available, without being too expensive.

Polo shirts, cut off trousers or shorts can suit any age and be dressed up or down. Lady golfers are not required to wear short skirts or tight clothing, like many other sports require, and golf fashion is big business.

You’ll enjoy some amazing options so you look your best on the greens.

If you would like to give golf a go, check out the national ladies swingfit program at Whaleback Golf Course. Call me on 0420230660 or Whaleback golf course on 9457 8999.

Mark Shaw is a certified PGA professional