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Looking for a new challenge?
Want to get healthy and active?
Keen to meet more friends or spend quality time with your partner – and wondering which sport fits the bill?
Golf offers all these benefits and more. It’s such an adaptable sport that it suits all players, whatever their age, fitness level or ability.
So whether you want to keep healthy, burn calories or spend time with friends, golf is for you…
Here are seven reasons why you should join love.golf now..
1. Friendship & Support Chatting as you walk between holes, a glass of wine in the clubhouse afterwards and plenty of people keen to join you for a game – golf has to be the most social sport ever invented. With plenty of time for conversation and fun, golf is the perfect way to make new friends or grow closer bonds with people you already know. The sport’s unique handicap scoring system means that players of all levels can play together either socially or competitively. 2. Keep Active Golf can help keep you active, burn calories, stay in shape, lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and research shows it may even help you live longer. You can walk around 4-5 miles in the average game of golf, burn at least 900 calories and will take more than 10,000 steps, you will easily achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week recommended by the NHS to keep healthy. 3. Heading outdoors Golf is also a great way to keep your Vitamin D levels topped up. Crucial for health and wellbeing, vitamin D is manufactured naturally by our body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Exercising outdoors is a scientifically-proven way to help improve your mood, stress levels and self-esteem. Rather than being a chore, golf is fun too – so you will find it easier to make exercise an enjoyable, lifelong habit. It’s a sport with a winning combination of fresh air, stunning natural scenery, friendship and fitness. “It’s a great sport for women because it keeps you fit, you’re outdoors and you get to come to amazing places,” says the actress Denise Van Outen 4. Keep your bones healthy One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to weak bones. Playing golf can help build strong bones and help guard against the bone-wasting disease osteoporosis through its brisk walking and swinging action. 5. Lifestyle Golf can open the door to a great lifestyle giving you unique access to beautiful locations and golf clubs – many with restaurants and health clubs as well as the greens. There’s always fun and friendships available through the club and many have shops where you can pick up the latest golfing equipment and fashions. 6. Competition Golf can be competitive and personal challenge: you can compete at club, county and national level. You can also play as part of a team or as a pair. Golf is a great alternative, or addition, to other sports such as hockey. With less wear and tear on your body than contact or high impact sports, it is a game you can play until you are much older. However, this is all optional, for many golf is just for fun. 7. It’s FUN This should probably be at the top of the list, but one of the best reasons to get involved in golf is you will have a blast!
love.golf is a fun social golf experience designed specifically for women. You will learn by playing the game, as a group, not just by hitting balls on a range.
Women who have tried love.golf say they enjoy the unexpected sense of fun, achievement, togetherness and increased self-confidence
I’ve had a great time so far learning to play golf, I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I do now, and I thoroughly look forward to a Thursday catching up with new friends and learning more about golf. Our tutor is easy to approach and makes the whole love.golf experience a lot of fun and very enjoyable! Thanks to my group too for being such lovely ladies xx
Love.golf has made the game accessible for me. I didn’t want to play with already experienced golfers so it has been great to learn alongside others like me…and as the group are a lovely bunch of ladies it is making the whole learning thing fun and a joy to look forward to doing! Our tutor has a nice relaxed style so we can develop at our own pace and doing a variety of practice from on the course to the driving range to a mini course with games. All in all brilliant so far!
I’m so glad I joined the love.golf coaching sessions. Not only am I learning to play a sport I enjoy much more than I could ever have imagined but i've made some brilliant friends, I’m keeping fit and i've found a great way to relax and de-stress. The relaxation is something I didn't expected to find in golf but its now something I couldn’t live without. As a mum of four boys and i’ve also found this to be an excellent family activity we can all share and the coaching sessions have given me the confidence to take the lead in sharing this with my youngest sons.
“Hello, I’m Peter. I’m a PGA Golf Professional and owner of the Dunes Golf Centre, Fraserburgh. I also coach at nearby Rosehearty Golf Club and use both venues for my love.golf projects.
We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly welcome and feel we have the perfect facilities for introducing women and children to golf.
Having two venues gives me the opportunity to vary my coaching and most importantly see how those new skills can be used straight away on the golf course."
I used to think golf was a boring old mans game with no margin for error and absolutely no fun to be had…….but boy was I wrong. I remember my 1st day of my 1st block of love.golf, I sat in my car in the car park absolutely terrified! I was no golfer, had no clue what I was letting myself in for……….I’m so glad I didn’t just drive away. Not only have I learned that “there’s a golfer in us all” (wise words from Peter) I now have the confidence to play on a golf course and enjoy the game. The best part…….the wonderful group of friends I have made. Another plus point for me is the exercise, I have 2 young daughters and very little time for me, the golf sessions give me “me” time whilst keeping active. I honestly never thought I’d ever have the confidence and courage to play “a mans sport”, but there’s no stopping us ladies now ? the overall inspiration comes from Peter, he has given me the opportunity to realise I can do this, I can play and enjoy golf (even though I’m not very good haha) and gives great support and guidance along the way. Debbie Angus