Football may be the biggest sport in the country, but not everyone wants to participate in a contact sport. If you want a more serene activity that will still challenge your skills, golf may just be the pastime you’re looking for. In fact, up to 29 million Americans swing golf clubs each year in the hopes of scoring a hole-in-one. As it happens, this sports also offers many benefits, such as:
Promotes Better Balance
In golf, form is everything—from the moment you prepare your swing all the way to your follow through. With enough practice, it’s not only your game that will improve but your balance and posture, too.
Golf is as much a mental game as it is physical one. After all, you have to use your brain to plan each shot and create a winning strategy. In other words, concentration is a must, and this increase in concentration can help you cope better with the stresses of daily life.
Low Chances for Injury
Again, unlike contact sports like football and basketball, golf has a very low chance for injuries. It’s really a very leisurely sport, which makes it extremely popular to players, both young and old. What’s more, there are now companies that can install a putting green in your backyard so you can practice anytime you wish to.