If you’re looking for something a bit fun and different to spice up your exercise routine, why not give Speedgolf a go? It’s the new (and fitbies might say improved) golf spin-off that requires you to run the distances between each stroke and hole. At the end, you add your total time and the number of strokes and that’s your final score – the lower the score the better! You’re allowed to carry up to seven clubs in your hand or in a small bag (no caddies or buggies allowed!), but obviously less weight and bulk equals faster running. Competitive Speedgolfer George Boxall recommends beginners try not to run too fast and that you take your time with your shots and don’t forget to watch where your ball’s going.
Don’t worry if you’ve never played golf before – this game may be played individually in competitions but, if you’re just after a bit of fun, you can play in a pair or as a team with a small group of friends. Cue plenty of fun and slightly breathless banter. Just make sure you read the rules before you set out to avoid being clobbered by balls! Check out britishspeedgolf.co.uk.