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Some of the Benefits of Playing Golf

By Steve Madigan

If you are competitive person then the game of golf could be for you. Golf is about winning and trying to improve your game. The competitive person will always want to add some distance to their tee shots, try to have fewer strokes during a round and always chasing a hole in one. The game of golf definitely fulfills the needs of a competitive person.There are more benefits than just those listed above. These benefits include playing and interacting with other people, exercise for golf and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Exercise for golf

One of the best things and a great beneficial by-product of playing the game of golf is the exercise that you will receive. Walking a golf course from hole to hole, and tee to green is approximately 4 to 6 miles. Not only are you walking but you are also swinging the golf club and carrying the golf bag.There are basically two types of overall exercise categories. Those categories are moderate and vigorous. Golf can be considered as a moderate type of workout activity.

It is estimated that for every one hour spent playing golf an individual can burn 370 calories. This estimate is based on that individual being a male, weighing 154 pounds and standing at 5'10" tall.

Interaction With Others

Another benefit of playing golf is the friendships and interactions that are developed on the golf course. Generally, golfers team up in pairs or play their golf game with three other individuals. This foursome provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to interact with each. This interaction is usually highlighted through the telling of jokes, the sharing of stories, conducting business, getting to know each other in an informal setting, etc. All of this is conducted in a non-threatening, but competitive environment. This type of interaction will prove to be therapeutic as well as an opportunity to bond with other individuals.

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors while playing golf

One of the best things about playing golf is you have the opportunity to walk on some beautiful golf courses as well as the outdoors and take in all of the natural surroundings. On a golf course you can start to really take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you, plus breathe in the fresh air.Another great benefit of playing the game of golf is that you can find plenty of time to think. Walking the golf course can give you a chance to start to focus on some of the simple things in life. Golf also provides an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. It gives you time to reflect on what is really important. It allows you to shed all of the stress that you may get in your workplace or in other stressful environments. Some of the stress could be from work or can even be some problems that you're facing that home.Being outside and enjoying the game of golf is an ideal way to relax.

Even though the game can provide its own stress you can really reflect on what is important to you. Walking the beautiful green grass, enjoying the surrounding environment, breathing in the fresh air, allows a person to clear the mind.

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