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It has been around for over 400 years, starting in Scotland and spreading all over the world to become the sport of choice for retirees and stressed-out executives all over the world. We've got five reasons you should start playing golf right away. And no, being able to cheat on your wife like Tiger did isn't one of them!
If you’re the kind of person who’s not very active, golf might just be the best way to get fit. Stress relief – check. Light cardiovascular exercise – check. Lowered risk of injury and aching bones? You guessed it, check. Golf really is a lot more than a good walk spoilt!
The incidence of boredom hardly arises once you get into the game. No matter how fantastic a round you’ve played or how good you get, you can constantly up the level of competition for yourself! There will always be a new course, a new handicap or a new person to beat, so a lack of motivation will never be an issue.
Every day, is is said, there are multiple multi-million dollar deals being finalized out on a golf course rather than in a boardroom. Golf is also the sport of choice in the corporate world, and getting proficient at it will help you get ahead in your career--just the contacts you'll make by being out there on the links will be immeasurably helpful. And when your boss invites you to be part of a foursome, you'll be ready--and impress everyone with your skills to boot!
Ornately Outdoors and Opulently Old
Since you can’t put this game indoors even if you tried, golf is especially great for all us city-dwellers who spend most of our lives cooped up indoors. Golf is a great way to spend time in the great outdoors--helping you relieve stress and letting your body avail of the health benefits of fresh air and sunlight. There's also no age barrier on this sport. You can play it well into your old age, and if you believe the oldies out on the course, they say it can make you feel a lot younger than you are!
One of the greatest things about golf as a sport is its comparative unpredictability. Every course is different, and the weather can also play a big part in giving one player an unexpected advantage over another. This results in an interesting spectator sport as well, with a wide array of top-notch players proving serious contendors for each of golf's major titles. And you can learn a lot by just watching, so it's probably time to turn off that cricket and start watching golf.
Even if you're young and active, golf can make a great second sport for you. Once the preserve of the wealthy, golf is now far more accessible and most Indian cities have an array of courses open to the public. So ditch that cricket bat, put on some golf duds, and hit the links--you'll thank us later!
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