There is an increasing awareness for having a healthy body and the need to stay fit. All the more, among the middle aged group that makes a beeline to golf clubs for playing golf. If there is a sport that combines a chance to be in harmony with nature and an excellent opportunity to help you stay fit, it is golf. The sprawling lawns of green, the long walks from one hole to the other, a swing at the ball and a chance to rub your shoulder with the class A citizens in the society are some benefits when you take up playing golf as your hobby.
If you are the lucky one, you can be invited to join the golf club through one of the members of the club to tee off your hobby as a golfer. Some clubs allow you to join them for a hefty fee to learn the basics like how to swing at a ball and putting techniques. There are some basics you could pay attention in the beginning stages if you really want to make a good golfer out of you.
Learning the ropes: Benefit with a tip or two by watching how the experienced people approach the game. Watch out for how they make adjustments in their swing during windy conditions and selection of irons for a particular shot. Also look for tips in negotiating the topography before taking an important putt. Speak with them to know more about the game such as how to correct a swing or what to look for when purchasing a golf club.
Putting or Swinging? Most of the beginners have a notion that it is the swing is to be perfected rather than putting the ball. One couldn’t be more wrong about this. Ask about a Pro and he will tell about how a perfect opportunity to have an at-par score is lost just because the ball went past the hole. Negotiating a gradient or understanding how the thickness of the grass will affect your putting is more important in playing golf than getting a perfect swing.
Take it easy: when you start playing golf the importance is for playing the game rather than looking at how far you are from an at par score. If a Tiger Wood or a Greg Norman can hit a birdie that is a result of years of swings and putts at the ball. Even if you make one better shot than you were doing last time take it as a compliment.
Slow and Steady: Make it a point that you take the game with the importance it deserves. An occasional gap is okay for an unavoidable business trip or presence at office during Annual Closing. Profession requires more attention rather than playing golf. But see to it that your golf iron doesn’t gather too much dust in a corner. Work out a possible schedule and stick to that always. You will see that your scores improve over a period time.
Health: As it is necessary before embarking on any exercise program get a thorough check up to ensure that your body will be fit enough to negotiate those greens and your legs will be ready for that long walks from one hole to the other, putting your way through them.
Playing golf is the best way to keep you fit, at the same time to enjoy the beauty of those vast open spaces with the feel of the gentle breeze caressing your chin.