Golf offers all these benefits and more. It’s such an adaptable game that it suits everyone, whatever their age, fitness level or ability. Whether you want to keep healthy, burn calories or spend time with friends, golf is for you.
You can get started by taking advantage of the beginner courses on offer from Get into Golf across Lancashire.
You’ll receive a basic introduction to the game from a PGA professional together with information about follow-on coaching opportunities and club membership.
Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is turn up on the day in comfortable clothing, before you know it you will be out on the course playing golf.
Here’s why is good to play golf…
Keeps you 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. Playing 18-holes will burn at least 900 calories and will take you more than ten thousand steps.
Natural feel-good factor
Outdoor exercise in a green space can help reduce stress levels, enhance mood and even improve your self-esteem. You’ll find it far easier to stick with outdoor exercise, like golf, because it’s more appealing and fun than an indoor workout
Support and friendship
With plenty of time for conversation and fun, golf is a great way to meet new people and spend quality time with friends or family. Golf has a unique ability to create networks that will enhance life with friendship and support. It also gives the vital ‘me time’ that is needed to stay happy and healthy.
Learn something new
Learning something new can help you gain a sense of achievement, purpose and confidence and can positively effect wellbeing. Golf helps people set targets and achieve them, which can create positive feelings of accomplishment.
Game for all
Golf is such an adaptable game that it suits all – whatever their age, fitness level or ability. The unique handicap system means everybody can play together, either socially or competitively. It is so flexible that you can play a full 18 holes or just 9, giving you all the game in half the time.
To get started visit www.getintogolf.org/lancs to book onto an activity or call 0800 118 2766
The Get into golf campaign run by England Golf and supported by Sport England National Lottery funding, making easier than ever before to get started.