A Case For Why Ladies Should Golf
I read recently that there is an increasing number of women playing golf — and I think that makes complete sense. I learned to swing a golf club back in high school from my golf fanatic dad, but thought it was the most boring game ever and did not really play. But now that I’m older, wiser, chiller, and lazier, I see many benefits to the game. I advocate all ladies learn or pick it back up for these reasons:
- It’s lightweight outdoor exercise. Walking 18 holes with a push cart feels like you walked 3 miles with a baby stroller, stopping to chat with neighbors every half block. (Well, those chats are probably closer to taking one swing of the ax at every stop.) You still work up some sweat (unless you opted to ride the golf cart), moved virtually all muscles throughout the process, and most importantly, you’re outdoors, among trees, grass, sunshine, and the occasional deer/coyote/rabbit sighting.
- It’s super social. One round of golf takes about 4 hours, which is a solid amount of time to socialize, gossip, and occasionally bicker. You’re usually in a group of 4, the perfect number of people for off-and-on one-on-one conversations to be interesting and flowing. And most importantly, if you bring less than 4 people, you get paired up with others, which means new friends! (Or new crazies to talk about later.)
- We look good. Women are generally more flexible, and don’t adopt a “I have to crush the ball” mentality (usually) like the male counterparts. These factors yield a more fluid swing, which tends to be accurate and graceful. I like to think that after I have a good swing, most men look at me and say, “oh wow, I’d like to tap that.”
- It’s fashionable. Golf outfits are more casual and colorful versions of tennis outfits. It’s mostly preppy with a touch of slutty-slash-fobby. No matter what size or race, you can work a golf outfit! Example: Christina Kim. And since it’s made for a golf swing, the shirts are flexible enough for you to do some cartwheels on the grass after you make a birdie putt.
These are some reasons why you should be inspired to get out there! If you’re a beginner, invest in few golf lessons from pros (don’t listen to your boyfriends or husbands). If you’re a returner, welcome back!