LifeStyle Feb 04, 2021
Dave Himley is an avid golfer and runs the website himleygolf.com
“Golf is a waste of a good walk” or so the saying goes. To those people looking on the outside that statement can be very true. They see allegedly grown men driving around manicured courses using silly little carts and wearing unflattering colourful clothing!
However, to lovers of the game this is far from true. For one thing, not every golfer drives around in a cart. Actually a lot of my middle aged friends and I love walking courses over driving carts. It does make our games slower but we like to call it being more leisurely. We like to take in the beautiful landscapes around us, talk and laugh with each other and yes, whack a small white ball as far and as high as we can.
The health perks of walking are well documented. It boosts mobility, proprioception, coordination, blood circulation and lung feature– and also enhancing your mood as well as capability to rest comfortably. If you want to begin walking when you play golf to help shed weight, you may finish up frustrated.
Have I encouraged you yet to begin thinking about abandoning the cart and stroll the course instead? Did you know the pros like to walk? They are trained athletes that profit from walking the course to continue to be loose throughout their round. They say that they get a far better feel for the training course they are playing when strolling. They see various things on the course when strolling from tee to green. They are consistently gathering info as well as evaluating the course for their next round.
The truth is I personally find walking boring and I absolutely hate exercise. I tried jogging in my twenties but found myself getting bored. I tried to join a group but trying to talk whilst running meant I got out of breath quicker. I much prefer golf because it gives me a purpose to exercise.