What are you doing this weekend?
If you are like many Americans you might be looking for a way to step away from the fears of the pandemic in a safe way. For some individuals and families, that might mean that this weekend’s plans are for a round of golf or some time on one the latest golf simulators. Used in new double an triple decked venues, in fact, technology that was originally developed for golf simulators allows many friends and families to enjoy some golf practice while enjoying their favorite foods and beverages.
And when the weather cooperates and you can get a spot on your favorite course, there are few things more enjoyable than the hours spent on playing a round of golf. Known as one of the older sports in the world, golf began in Scotland over 500 years ago. By the year 1900, there were more than 1000 golf clubs in the U.S. alone. And as the world continues its love affair with the sport, it should come as no surprise that there are new and improved high definition golf simulators that allow athletes of all skill levels to work on their games.
Golf Is One Way to Encourage Families and Individuals to Lead More Active Lives
Unfortunately, too many Americans find themselves living sedentary lives that lead to wide range of chronic health conditions. You are likely aware of the fact, for instance, that fewer than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and that only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. The game of golf is one way to remedy that situation. As an example, a typical 18-hole golf course covers approximately 125 to 150 acres of land. Even with a cart, this means that golfers get plenty of exercise while they have the opportunity to play the game that they love.
Finding a course that will let golfers walk, however, is an even better option for people who really need to work more exercise into their days. The unfortunate fact that so many people are not getting the exercise they need not only puts them at higher risk for chronic health conditions but also makes it more likely that they will suffer more if they are infected with Covid-19. Any sport like golf that encourages movement is a step in the right direction.
The good news is that a total of 2.2 million people took up the game of golf in the year 2015, and the fact that so many actives are limited right now means that more and more people might be interested in this relatively safe, socially distanced sport.
If you love golf but live in the parts of the country where the seasons determine whether or not you get on the course, it is important to note that with the use of the latest golf simulators you can still remain fairly active and improve your game.
Golf Organizations Make Significant Donations to Many important Charities
In addition to being goof for you, golf is good for others as well. Did you know, for instance, that golf, as a whole, generates more than $3.9 billion in charitable giving a year? Professional players, in fact, often align themselves with their favorite charities and public promote these efforts both on and off the course. As many other professional sporting organizations struggled to find a way to get back to competing once the pandemic started, golf was able to compete without spectators, provide entertainment to viewers, and still generate advertising dollars for important causes.
No matter what your plans are for this weekend, hopefully you are looking for a way to be outside and get active. For many individuals and families, this combination is more easily reached on the golf course than anywhere else. Tee times may be difficult to find on the weekends, but fortunately there are more and more driving ranges and golf simulator venues that allow golf enthusiasts to practice their sport, remain active, and enjoy some quality time with both family and friends. Are you ready to head out to your favorite course this morning?
What are you doing this weekend?