Hold on to all of the misconceptions you have about golf and start golfing for the social fun! If you have never golfed before or did so once but didn’t quite enjoy it, this one is for you.
I’m not a golfer. Before starting to work at GolfSudbury, my golf experience consisted of glow in the dark mini putt and a few swings of Wii golf. Despite never golfing, it was something that I always wanted to do and try. I had heard so many people talk about how great golf was for business and networking, and for that reason alone I wanted to know how. Previously, my reasons for not picking up a club were the classic ones – I didn’t have the time, going on the course was intimidating, and I didn’t have anyone to teach me what to do. Fast forward a little over a year later and I’ve become someone who enjoys going out to golf. I’m itching to get back out on the course!
Often times when I talk to non-golfers about my job they tell me about the time they tried golf with their dad, or uncle, or grandparents. Their experiences weren’t fun ones because the people who they had golfed with were too serious, the game was too frustrating, and they topped off the explanation of their time using two big bad words; golfing was boring and hard. It’s okay to be the serious golfer focused on excelling in the sport, but it’s also just as great to use it as a social outing with your friends.
As a casual golfer, I can tell you that golf can be quite the opposite of boring but it is challenging. Like just about anything, golf is what you make it, so for me, I leave the serious golfing for the serious golfers. Instead, when I go golfing I focus on the other aspects of the sport – you are outside in the sun, you are enjoying the beauty of the course, you are being active, and you are with your friends. You may even be enjoying a few beverages. Golfing doesn’t have to be boring, it doesn’t have to be fun-less or too hard, it can just be a social time.
Next time you are looking for something fun to do with your friends, go golfing – seriously, you will not regret it! Spend a little bit of time learning about golf etiquette before you hit the course. The great thing about GolfSudbury is we have five courses so you’ll be sure to find a course that is near you and one that suits you. We also have club rentals so all you need to do is show up. If you are worried about feeling intimidated about other golfers on the course, ask the pro shop about quieter times to play.
Get a group together and get social!
Thanks for reading,