For most of its history, golf was a game for wealthy gentlemen. It was played on exclusive courses and cost an arm and a leg (for most people) to play the game on a regular basis.
Today, golf lessons are more affordable, accessible and offer many of the same benefits of other sports. In addition, the game is enjoyed by a wide variety of people from different social and economic backgrounds. If you're on the fence about whether you, your kids or grandkids should start the game, check out these six reasons why you should add golf to your lifestyle.
It's Actually Affordable
You don't need to join a country club or pay greens fees in the hundreds of dollars to play great golf courses on a regular basis. Many municipal facilities are surprisingly affordable and offer high-quality, challenging courses. Look for executive courses, which feature shorter holes, and often only one, nine-hole golf course. The fees at many executive courses are less than $20.
You don't need to commit to several hours to play golf. You can have lots of fun each week taking driving range lessons or just working on your putting or pitching. You can work on several aspects of your game while simulating on the course pressure.