Spring is fast approaching and as we get back on the course and welcome the newcomers this year we wanted to talk about walking. Walking golf is not only good for your health, but also for your game, your social life, and your enjoyment of nature. In this blog post, I will show you why walking golf is so good for you and your game.
Physical benefit: Walking golf can burn up to 1000 calories per round2, which is almost twice as much as riding in a cart1. Walking also helps you improve your cardiovascular health, lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of diabetes and stroke4. Walking golf is a great way to stay fit and healthy while having fun.
Scoring benefit: Walking golf can help you shoot better scores than those who are riding in a cart1,3. Walking allows you to set your own pace and gives you more time to think about your game and focus on the next stroke. Walking gives you a better feel for the course and helps you get into a better rhythm during the round. Sitting in a cart can lead to muscles tightening up in between shots rather than staying loose from walking.
Social benefit: Walking golf gives you more opportunities to socialize with your playing partners and other walkers on the course1. Walking allows you to have more conversations, share tips and jokes, and build friendships. Walking also makes you more respectful of other players and the course etiquette. Riding in a cart can isolate you from others and make you miss out on some of the fun aspects of golf.
Experience benefit: Walking golf lets you fully enjoy the natural beauty of the course from tee to green1. Walking allows you to appreciate the scenery, wildlife, plants and flowers that make each course unique. Walking also makes you more aware of the terrain, wind direction, elevation changes and other factors that affect your shots. Riding in a cart can make you miss some of these details and reduce your sense of adventure.
As you can see, walking golf has many benefits. Walking golf can improve your health, scoring, social life and experience on the course. Let us know what benefits have been most noticeable for you, and we’ll see you out there! Have a great season!