There’s no bet­ter way to spend your leisure time

Bray People - - OPINION -

GOLF is a com­bi­na­tion of a men­tal and a phys­i­cal game. On the men­tal side, golf is a game that poses prob­lems which re­quire a lot of cre­ative prob­lem solv­ing. On the phys­i­cal side, golf is a sport re­quir­ing good eye-hand co­or­di­na­tion, tech­nique and en­durance. Golf in­volves a lot of walk­ing; un­less you in­tend to ride on a golf cart ev­ery time.

Peo­ple have dif­fer­ent rea­sons for play­ing golf. Some play golf for health rea­sons,, some play golf for fun. An­other rea­son to play golf is to be a pro­fes­sional golfer and earn money.

Golf is an in­trigu­ing and re­lax­ing game. Many peo­ple play golf at the week­end to un­wind from the stress of their job. Golf com­bines a com­pet­i­tive game with fit­ness ex­er­cise and a touch of the out­doors.

The golf course is a place for find­ing busi­ness part­ners and mak­ing busi­ness deals. A study made by the Na­tional Golf Foun­da­tion found that more than ten per­cent of new golfers get into the game for busi­ness rea­sons. The golf course is, for many peo­ple, a trade floor or a great way to meet new pos­si­ble busi­ness con­tacts as they so­cialise with fel­low golfers or spec­ta­tors.

Golf is also a good form of ex­er­cise since it re­quires a lot of walk­ing – pro­vided you don't us the golf cart all the time. Walk­ing through the golf course helps you re­lease stress and clear your head.

Play­ing golf chal­lenges both mind and body. The golf haz­ards you en­counter through­out the golf course re­quire cre­ative so­lu­tions and tech­ni­cal skills to per­form the found so­lu­tion.

Golf can be played by any­one. It is not a very stren­u­ous and phys­i­cal game. Peo­ple, young and old, can play golf be­cause there is a very low risk for golf re­lated In­juries and ac­ci­dents.

An­other driv­ing fac­tor on pay­ing golf is the money. Tiger Woods set a record on the PGA ca­reer money list with $39,777,265 win­nings through 2003. He had also won $48,613,450 world­wide.

What­ever your rea­son maybe, whether it is for health or for money, en­joy ev­ery bit of this sport. Golf will never fail to of­fer you a plea­sur­able, chal­leng­ing, and re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

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