Golf is a great sport to get involved in. It may seem like a lucrative pastime and a sport solely reserved for the rich, but just like any other sport, golf just requires a level of dedication and hours of practice to excel in the field.Like any other sport, vast recognition and personal fulfillment await those who are equipped with the right talent and proper discipline to master golf.But golf is not just “the sport where you put golf balls in holes using clubs”. It is the sport that should not be taken at face value because there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Even though having an exclusive golf membership is expensive, there are places where one can practice their golf skills for less. After all, it is ultimately a sport where everyone can test their precision, regardless of their sex, profession, and background.In the long run, exclusive golf memberships don’t matter as much as how well you play, how many people you have impressed and befriended along the way, and how many hours you have allotted for honing your skills.It would not mean much for those who see golf as a way to flaunt socio-economic status, a way to impress.
Unlike in team sports, golfers are disciplined and trained to be on their own.
They have to rely solely on their own innate talent and skills once out there in the field. They have to believe in their golf clubs, they have to believe that they know where the golf balls are going after they swing, and they have to believe that their estimate of the location of the holes are correct. Golfers learn to not let pressure get to them when playing. After all, doesn’t golf seem to be a very relaxing sport? You rarely get to see players show how they are crumbling under the sheer weight of it all. The panic and the excitement – all of it happens inside. Probably one of the most interesting reasons why people love watching golf tournaments is that the tension is always high but the atmosphere is still calm and collected. It is a mental exercise of sorts. This is what makes golf unique.
Meeting other golfers, playing with them, and eventually forming a bond over a shared passion are the true essence of any sport, especially golf.
No matter how great you are, no matter how many aces you have performed over the years, the true prize comes in interacting with other players. Fans and even amateur golf players dream of watching professional golfers play, probably even have their golf balls signed. Golf games last for a long time, and therefore players spend a lot of silent time together. Even though there are very little words exchanged in golf games, the quiet appraisals of an opponent’s work are interactions nonetheless, and friendships formed over golf are as long lasting as bonds formed in other sports. Golfers are respectful of other golfer’s ability.Statistics mean a lot to golf players and enthusiasts since golf is, in a way, a game of numbers. It is a game of birdies and eagles and bogeys, of wins and losses. All depending on how well you strike golf balls and how easy it is for you to put it in its rightful place (which is the hole, of course).
Golf may not be as popular a sport as football or basketball. Nevertheless, it is a game that many people can enjoy, probably because of how different it is from most games.The rules are easy to understand, the game play is quite simple, and the materials easy to acquire. But most important, the excitement brought upon by playing golf is highly underrated, as is golf itself.