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I play golf because in a lot of ways it emulates life. With all the successes and failures, trials and tribulations, ups and downs, along the way, it is the journey that is the important thing, and not the destination. It is how I deal with it, and not the outcome.
I play golf for the beauty of the surroundings, the manicured grass, the raked bunkers, the stately trees, the bushes and bramble, the wild life that I run across.
I play golf because of the people I meet, the grizzled old war veteran, the young college student, the mother of 3 young kids, the harried businessman, the retired schoolteacher, and all walks of life in between.
I taught my wife this magnificent game so she could know the joy I get from it, and we could share many quality hours together. And we do!
I like the philosophy of enjoying the game, nothing to stress about win or lose! and the beauty of the journey of the game and control scenarios. I do really love the game!
 

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A friend of mine, Joe Jahovits (a fictional character), asked me the other day, why do I chase that stupid white ball around? Why do I invest thousands of dollars, and countless hours chasing perfection? Why do I play golf?
This got me thinking, why do I play golf?
I play golf for the physical challenge. I get a great deal of satisfaction when the shot comes off as I planned; the hours of hard work pay off. I play because I don’t need to be a physically big man, or young man, or exceptionally fit man. I am not playing against my opponents, but rather against the course, the conditions, and myself. If I can beat those three I win, at least for today.
I play golf for the mental challenges. Am I mentally tough enough to deal with “the rub of the green” that may befall me, accept the challenges and move on? Am I mentally tough enough to deal with my own shortcomings, when faced with choices, and I choose the wrong shot. I play because it teaches me humility; one day I think I have it, only to find out the next day, it has me. I play for the satisfaction of those days when I can live up to my mental expectations, and maybe just for that day, over come the worst muscle in golf.
I play golf because it’s a gentleman’s sport. In golf, you actually root for the other guy. “Go in the hole.” Get through there.” “Nice shot!” You help your opponent look for his ball, tell him tough break when the putt doesn’t fall. You would never hear a quarterback tell the linebacker “Nice sack, you really nailed me.”
I play golf because of the etiquette of the sport, rake the traps, fix the ball marks, replace the divots, try and leave the course in better shape for the people behind you.
I play golf because of the integrity of the sport “My ball moved, I call a 2 stroke penalty on myself” In no other sport will a player do this, the basketball player doesn’t say, “I fouled him.” The pitcher doesn’t say, “No, that was a ball”
I play golf because in a lot of ways it emulates life. With all the successes and failures, trials and tribulations, ups and downs, along the way, it is the journey that is the important thing, and not the destination. It is how I deal with it, and not the outcome.
I play golf for the beauty of the surroundings, the manicured grass, the raked bunkers, the stately trees, the bushes and bramble, the wild life that I run across.
I play golf because of the people I meet, the grizzled old war veteran, the young college student, the mother of 3 young kids, the harried businessman, the retired schoolteacher, and all walks of life in between.
I taught my wife this magnificent game so she could know the joy I get from it, and we could share many quality hours together. And we do!


I hope you get the same joy from playing as I do. Feel free to share your thoughts
Steve
PS I'd like to thank my Dad for teaching me this game, as a young lad, and giving me a lifetime of enjoyment!
I try to learn golf but in this COVID-19 situation can go out I practice in my home with hole .
 

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1 Golf is good for your health
Playing golf is fantastic cardiovascular exercise which brings numerous physical and mental health benefits. Swinging a golf club builds muscle and strengthens your core and if you pull or carry your golf bag instead of opting for the buggy you’ll be getting an even better workout.

2 Golf reduces stress levels

Golf is well known for being a pastime that alleviates stress. The fresh air and beautiful countryside that are part and parcel of the wonderful game of golf help to release endorphins so we feel happy, relaxed and stress-free.

Add the social interaction and packed events calendar enjoyed by Worthing Golf Club members and you’ll wonder what you ever used to feel stressed about. We don’t know how anyone can walk our downland course with these stunning South Downs views, incredible wildlife, birds and flowers and find anything to feel anxious about… even the bunkers won’t get you down!

3 Golfers live longer

Golf is good for both our bodies and our minds and so it’s not surprising it can add on a few years. It’s true - playing golf can actually help you to live longer! Some major research in 2016 found that golf can increase your life expectancy by up to five years.

Also known to ward off dementia, golf can improve your quality of life in those extra years you’re gaining and you can’t put a price on that.

4 Learn new skills

At Worthing Golf Club, we strongly encourage people to take up golf. Our Academy Membership helps new beginners learn from scratch with professional coaching. An affordable way to get into golf, the Academy Membership gives you the coaching expertise, practice time and support you need to develop from beginner to confident golfer with a friendly group of like minded people.

And even for the seasoned golfer, there are always improvements to be made; honing skills and perfecting technique to beat your personal best and challenge yourself at competition level.

5 Make new friends

A wonderful way to connect with people and make new friends, golf is an extremely sociable sport. It’s a game that’s enjoyable to play with old friends and new, colleagues, partners, spouses and children, where anyone can compete with a different handicap.

With a busy competition calendar and fantastic social scene, Worthing Golf Club helps forge strong relationships that flourish both on the green and back at the club house.

Would you like to get into golf?

If you like the sound of improved health and well-being and an active and rich social life, why not get into golf?

We run regular FREE taster days for small groups to meet the coaches, view our course and club facilities and get their hands on a golf club. Or sign up to our Academy Membership and start your new hobby!
 
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