We all know how great it is to play golf; whether it’s 18 holes on a sunny afternoon, a trip abroad to play on a course in stunning location, a session on the driving range or even just a bit of fun with the kids on our adventure golf course. Whatever it is, the game is a great way to pass the time, socialise with friends and get some exercise.
But that’s just what we all think as devotees to the sport but there is some science behind it too. Golf can be a physical and mental work out that will benefit you in so many different ways. Here we take a look at those benefits:
Get Your Vitamin D Fix
This obviously depends where and when you play! A trip abroad for a round in Spain or Portugal will pretty much guarantee the sunshine all year round where you can soak up the rays and get that all important vitamin D into your system.
Vitamin D is great for boosting your immune system, it also regulates calcium and phosphate which is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Eighteen holes of golf will certainly give you plenty of exposure to the sun but just remember to put the sun cream on too.
It's A Social Sport
Golf might be an individual sport rather than a team game but it doesn’t mean that it’s not sociable too.
Whether you’re playing with friends or joining with other players, you can’t help but chat and interact with other players. Don’t forget the bar afterwards too where you can relive each shot with your fellow players!
It Can Be Enjoyed Just How You Like It
Your Brain Gets A Workout Too
It’s Good For Your Heart
Relieve Stress And Improve Mental Health
Help With Weight Loss
Learn A Skill For Life
Once you can play golf, it is something that can stay with you forever. Whether it’s business meetings on the golf course or social meet ups with friends, once you can hold your own on the course it can come handy for all sorts of situations. There’s plenty of big business decisions that have been made while playing a round of golf!
Low Impact Activity
Get A Better Night’s Sleep
So, there’s plenty of reasons why enjoying a regular golf session is so beneficial and even if it’s not a full round, just taking part in the activity in whichever form you can is great for all the reasons we’ve listed here.
For everything from a range session to buying new gear or just some general golfing fun, you can experience it all here at Four Ashes.