Are you female and looking for a new challenge?
Perhaps the kids are at school and you want to get out and do something for you?
Or, maybe you have retired and are looking for a healthy activity that you can enjoy for the rest of your life?
Whatever your reasons, we are confident that you will find golf much easier and more accessible that you ever thought possible.
The love.golf coaching programme at Dunes in Fraserburgh has proven a phenomenal success with hundreds of women starting the game over the last few years.
It is backed by ground breaking research that ensures the learning takes place in a safe environment and it’s not just on a driving range either – you will be out playing on the course pretty much straight away!
All equipment is provided and you certainly do not need to have any previous experience or need to buy any golf clothing beforehand.
would never have seen myself playing golf. In fact, I would go as far as to say
that golf would be the last sport I would ever have taken up. I have however
had a complete change of heart but to put this into context; It’s not just the
challenge of learning something new that has me hooked but also the friendships
that are being formed and the camaraderie that comes with it.
know if I’d enjoy it but thought I’d give it a bash. Next thing I know,
I’ve joined up to the love.golf sessions and made a few new friends, all with a
very keen interest in golf and it would be fair to say I really enjoy my
Tuesday nights now. Since the first week, I’ve seen myself improve at
golf. Maybe not at pro level yet but I’m certainly enjoying the
practice. I like the fact that Pete is “hands off” as coach and
divides his time with the group and speaks to us individually. This approach to
coaching is the reason I feel I’ve enjoyed it so much.
I’m looking forward to continuing my golf journey with the group as we all seem to be keen to better ourselves and have a good laugh at the same time.
Here are seven reasons why women should start playing now..
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…
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.
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. Competitive (but only if you want it to be)
Golf can be a 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, it does not have to be competitive, many women just enjoy going out to play without keeping the score. The important thing is it’s up to you!
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!
To learn more about love.golf at Dunes go to: www.dunesgolfcentre.co.uk/startlovegolf to book or call us on 01346 510693