The Australian Sports Commission’s AusPlay survey recently showed that more than 200,000 adults are actively considering playing golf within the next 12 months. As October is National Golf Month, there’s never been a better time to get out your clubs and come and enjoy one of the best recreational activities at one of Australia’s premier courses.
Brookwater Golf Course is proud to support as many people as possible towards having a fantastic golf experience, whether returning players or fresh novices to the sport. And if you needed some convincing for why you should have a swing at a game and get back on the course as soon as possible, here’s some of the fantastic benefits of golf!
Social Benefits of Golf
Golf is a game for everyone and can be played by anyone irrespective of age, gender or ability. While you can play golf solo, the best fun is always to be had with a group. Golfing as a group is one of the best aspects of the sport. It’s one of the few activities where men and women can compete alongside each other together. This year’s National Golf Month is all about growing female participation. Brookwater Golf Course is proud to be a part of this initiative and looks forward to seeing as many women with their friends, partners or families joining in the #GirlsGetGolfing initiative.
The nature of a golf course is to provide a sense of community as well, so it’s a great chance to meet new people while playing and develop bonds to your local area.
Health Benefits of Golf
The health benefits of golf are many and it’s the perfect activity for anyone’s fitness level whether you’re looking to lose weight or just maintain a healthy fitness level. A game of golf is perfect for some light cardio to keep you fit and healthy. A walk around the course will easily accumulate the 10,000 steps that all of us are supposed to walk every day burn off at least 500 calories, without the need to work-up a sweat.
Golf is also a fantastic recreational activity to support heart health. Walking the course, carrying your golf bag and swinging your club throughout the day all increase your heart rate and blood flow assisting in reducing the risk of both stroke and diabetes. This low impact exercise also provides positive effects for golfer’s blood pressure, cholesterol and sleep. And let’s not forget the stimulation for your brain! Regular walking is great for your brain’s memory circuitry, not to mention the endorphins, the brain’s naturally produced mood chemicals, that are released from the mental problem solving involved in the sport.
Perhaps the best benefit of golf is that research has found that golfers have a 40% lower death rate than non-golfers, corresponding to a 5 year increase in life expectancy.
Play golf now!
The 2017 National Golf Month campaign will give golf’s strongest advocates – both club members and regular golfers – the chance to celebrate and share their love of the game with novice golfers of all ages and experience levels.
The benefits of golf are clear, so why not book a game at Brookwater Golf Course today?