I started playing golf seriously about 5 years ago. Over the past several years I played around with those mens golf clubs that my wife had bought me. I only went to the driving range a few times throughout an average golf season. Well this past year I might have gone to the driving range about thirty to forty times. I have actually developed a pretty good swing actually. I felt the awkwardness of the golf swing had finally been accepted by my body. It is such a different movement than most other sports and such a slow movement too. Oh well, maybe it was just the effect of my new hybrid gold clubs. I played on a course about 5 times during the season which is the most I have ever played throughout any season.
By the way I live in Ontario, Canada. Our season isn’t very long. So it seems by the time I started to progress noticeably the snow started to fall and the golf clubs got stored away. I miss that moment of peace just me and my hybrid golf clubs. Smelling the fresh grass and feeling the warmth of the sun on my face. And I miss going out with some of my buddies for a couple of hours. Chatting and hitting the ball around, talking about what is new in our lives. It would be just us and the golf clubs and a beautiful day, all of the worries far, far, away.
So just what is it about golf that attracts so many men? What posses them to get up at six in the morning to hit a white ball around? One thing about golf is it is more than just lugging around a set of mens golf clubs and hitting a ball from time to time. It has a lot to do with spending the day with your buddies. Most sports there are too many things going on to be able to interact with each other, but with golf you can. Golf is a slow paced sport so there is plenty of time to talk while you are waiting or walking to the next tee. With golf most of the time you are standing waiting with your golf clubs. Or walking to the next hole dragging your golf clubs with you everywhere you go. Definitely with golf you are getting some good exercise to go with the good conversation.
A lot of men would complain about their wives being mad at them for playing golf. I guess the wives don’t like the money spent on hybrid golf clubs, the green fees, or even the many hours that are spent playing it. But recently there have been quite a noticeable amount of women taking up the sport. Will the men be happy with this new change? For that, we will have to wait and see.