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Golf for Women: What You Can Get Out of Golf

July 11, 2012

Golf Isn’t Just a Guy’s Game

If you’re considering starting to play golf – congratulations! Golf is a game that’s great for your health, your mind and even your career. Less than 25% of golfers are women – but it doesn’t need to be an all-boys club on the course!

Women’s Golf: Take a Lesson

Tips for Women to Start Playing Golf

If you’re just getting started playing golf, consider taking golf lessons. Minnesota PGA Professionals are a great place to start to help you learn the basics of golf and work on your game. You’ll learn about the etiquette of the game, how to swing, what to work on to putt well and everything in between. This blog post talks about everything you can learn in a golf lesson.

Women’s Golf: Great Exercise

Golf is not only a fun game to learn and play – it’s also great exercise! Ditch the cart when you play and walk the course. Over a round you can walk three to six miles, depending on the length of the course. That’s a lot of calories burned. Golf is also going to be more fun than being in a gym or running on a treadmill. You can spend time with friends and enjoy the outdoors while getting your workout at the same time. And – the beauty and serenity of a golf course is a pretty great way to relax.

Women’s Golf: Exercise Your Brain

The game is also good for your mind. You’ll use visualization techniques to picture your next shot or swing and that gets your right brain working. Strategy is also a part of the game of golf as you try to figure out how to get the ball in the hole. You might even use some geometry to line up a putt. You’ll need focus and coordination to play too, and those things can really help you every day at home and work.

Women’s Golf: Networking and Fundraising

Golf is one of the few sports that is accepted in the workplace as a place to build relationships and close deals. Learning to play and understanding the etiquette of the game of golf can help women at the office and in the boardroom! Golf is also a popular fundraising event, so it’s another opportunity to help charities you’re involved with or believe in.

Women’s Golf: Family Time or Girls’ Night Out

Golf is also a great way to spend time together as a family or get your friends together. Many golf courses in Minnesota host Couples Nights or “Wine & Nine” events that are great date nights or girls’ nights out. July is also Family Golf Month and the week of July 9 is Take Your Daughter to the Course Week when young women will play free with a paying adult. Courses throughout Minnesota will be hosting events and promotions. Just click here to find a course near you that’s taking part.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf.

PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

What are you waiting for? Starting playing golf today!

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