The fastest growing group of golfers is women. Out of the 27 million golfers in the United States, women account for 6 million. While 6 million women is a lot, more women should be introduced to this great game because there are many benefits to playing. The follow are reasons why young women and girls should start learning to play golf…
Golf Teaches Life Lessons
Golf is a game of integrity, honor and character. It has been said that “Golf… is the infallible test. Golf is the only game with no referees outside of competitions. It teaches you to be honest and forthright, two necessary skills in life. Golf is just as much about your external ability as well as your internal ability. It forces you to battle with yourself and overcome self doubts. It teaches you endurance and resiliency, which help you become a better person. It gives you self confidence and trust in yourself which gain you the respect of others. Golf is a great game that all women should learn how to play. Learning how to deal with successes and failures on the course can help you off the course as well.
More Scholarships Available For Women Golfers Than Are Being Used
It is estimated that more than 200 of the available women’s golf scholarships are unused. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of civil rights enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. which states colleges are required to have the same number of athletic scholarship for females and males. So start early and excel because this provides a huge opportunity for young female golfers looking to play college golf and receive a college scholarship.
Golf Is A Good Workout For Mind and Body
The World Golf Foundation estimates that golfers who walk an 18-hole course clock about 5 miles and burn up to 2000 calories. A good golf game can provide plenty of exercise. But even if you use a cart a study showed with a clipped on pedometer a golfer still walks about 2880 steps— more than a mile — during nine holes. Also you’re swinging — big swings — to drive the ball. That uses lots of muscles. There’s even a little yoga, if you consider the balancing, and the turning and twisting of the torso — and the overall meditative aspect of being on the course. And you’re breathing good air and looking around at the nice scenery.
Golf is Social
Yes, golf can be an opportunity to network professionally, but it can also just be a really fun activity with friends. Even better, the handicapping scoring system allows for players of all abilities to compete together. But if you are all beginners, then why not take a lesson together. There is nothing better than a good conversation and getting out a good sweat while golfing with your girlfriends. And golf may help you find your life partner.
Golf Can Help Your Career and Networking
Golfing is all about networking. Whether it be bonding with new clients or quality one-on-one time with upper management, that time on the course (and potentially drinks after) can be priceless in your career. According to the Barron’s survey, 80% of golfers believe it is an important business development tool.
Golf Has a Fashion All Its Own
If you are into fashion trends, this is the sport to get into. It open up a whole new wardrobe world. It will be easy to look fashionable rocking those golf skorts, pink tank tops an golf shoes with lots of bling. The woman golfer of today faces an incredibly diverse array of golf apparel options, from retro plaid shorts to capris, to shirts of all sleeve lengths and collar treatments, to eye-teaser skorts and even dresses. So, what’s your golf fashion style?
About Heidi Mitchell
I’m an LPGA Class A golf professional with over 26 years of experience in teaching golf. I can bring your game to a new level by teaching the fundamentals, psychology and functional body movement of golf based on each student’s individual learning style. I use techniques learned from highly acclaimed golf instructors and organizations such as Jimmy Ballard, David Leadbetter, Dr. Gary Wiren, Jim McLean, Dr. Debbie Crews, The LPGA, and The Titleist Performance Institute. I’m on the NIKE golf staff and I’m a TPI level II instructor, US Kids certified instructor as well as a PGA Hope Veteran program instructor and a GSGA adaptive golf instructor.
Stop Talking About It and DO IT!
See it, here it or do it! I will find the quickest way to communicate the fundamentals of the game. I use video analysis and send you images and notes for a better understanding. This means you get out on the course playing to your potential sooner!
What You Get…
Golf instruction that lets you understand the how, what and why about ball flight. Learn about the body swing connection and how YOU create the most efficient and effective swing for you. When we are done you will have practice drills and stretching tips to get you better quicker.