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Joining a League

March 21, 2013

Tips on Joining a Golf League

Tis the season, folks! If you haven’t already signed up, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons of playing in a league this season. We have a number of reasons why we think that golf leagues are well worth both the money and the commitment that they require.

Compete with other players at your skill level: Playing in your regular foursome every couple of weeks or so is certainly one way to get on the course and have a good time. Another great way to get on the course is by striking up some friendly competition with unfamiliar players. One of the parts of being a member of a league is the varyin

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g formats that are offered. Whether you’re participating in match play or stroke play, most leagues offer some kind of competitive point-keeping system to keep your competitive juices flowing week-to-week.

Improve your game: Nothing helps better your game than practice, practice, practice! Playing weekly in a league is a great way to get more practice in than many players typically do in a single season. It will also increase your familiarity with certain shots, such as approaches to particularly tight greens, or that infamous dogleg tee shot.

Make friends in your community: Getting out and playing with new people is an opportunity to spend a couple of hours with someone you’ve never met before. You may be surprised by the amount of friends and connections you make. It’s a small world, after all!

Great savings: If you’ve been playing regularly anyway, particularly at a specific course, then it only makes sense to save a little bit of money by joining a league! Many courses offer discounted greens fees, carts, and even pro shop merchandise and concessions to league members. There are big perks to being one of the regulars!

If these suggestions aren’t enough, just close your eyes and remind yourself how nice it is to be out on the golf course. Green grass, warm sun, gentle breeze… see you out there!

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. www.minnesotapga.com.

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