Like many sports golf combines skill, technique, stamina and concentration.
Yet not all sports are played by such a unique range of people.
From the 60-year old stressed out company executive playing on Glen Eagles
to the 10 year old hitting a ball around the local field, golf it seems
can unite them.
It's health and fitness benefits have been observed in a recent German study
where players had heart rates of 25 bpm above their normal levels - if golf
bags were carried around the course!
Golf is very much a pedestrian sport. With each hole averaging 300 - 450
yards, a player can easily walk 4 miles per 18 hole round.
Note: An 18 hole round of golf can take many hours, all of which you will
be moving and exercising. It is important to take fluids round with you
to fend off thirst and to hydrate the body.
Although a sense of over competitiveness will elevate stress levels through
the roof, a nice round of golf played at a hearty level can be fun, relaxing
and allow you to forget about the problems of the day and increase concentration
when it time for work.