It is common knowledge that moderate participation in sports contributes to one’s physical well-being. However, because golf is not physically intensive, many do not realize the various health benefits of golf. Below, I have listed seven health advantages that golfers enjoy.
At first glance, golf, compared to team sports such as football, basketball, and soccer, may seem very much like an individual sport. In its most rudimentary form, golf is a process of maintaining the course of your own ball; thus, you cannot directly influence your teammate’s nor your opponent’s play. While golf does revolve around one’s own performance, it is hardly a solitary endeavor. In fact, the game of golf is perfect for families, and here are three reasons why.
As we watch this week on TV as the 100th PGA Championship is held at Baltusrol, we commemorate not only its century celebration, but Hacienda Golf Club’s as well. 100 years ago, The first PGA Championship was played at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York, and the PGA of America was formed. 96 years ago, Hacienda Golf Club was founded by Alphonso Bell and 200 other investors in the Hacienda Land Company for $250 per share. Aside from their age, the PGA of America and Hacienda Golf Club have a lot in common. Both were established by a few good men with a passion for the game and championship golf.
If you are an avid golfer, chances are you like doing more than just playing the game. Most golfers I know live and breathe golf, even when they are off the course. After all, this game has a lot you can sink your teeth into. You can spend hours learning about equipment, studying the swing and putting stroke, and perfecting your mental game. Not to mention keeping up with all that is going on on tour, and listening to analysts give their two sense on the latest happenings. It is safe to say that golf has some of the most devout fans of any sport, and what’s more, they don’t just watch the game, they play it, read about it and integrate it into their lifestyle. If you want to know everything there is to know about the game, visit these 5 websites to get your golf fix.
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Deciding where to play and practice golf can be a big decision. It is important to find a course that not only fits your current skill level, but one that has the ability to make you a better player in the long run. Seeing improvement in your abilities can help you enjoy the game more and get more value for your money.
The most important factor that contributes to individual game improvement is a course’s golf culture. A course’s culture is made up of the attitudes and behavior characteristics of the people that play and practice there. Here are 5 things you should look for in a course’s golf culture if you want to improve your game.
This year Hacienda Golf Club will be well represented at the United States Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania and the United States Women’s Open at CordeValle Golf Resort in San Martin, California. For the first time in club history, three of our tour professional members will compete in tournaments that are regarded as the toughest tests in golf. Mark Anguiano (23), Angel Yin (18), and Jenny Shin (23) all call Hacienda “home” thanks to our Tour Professional Playing Privileges Program established years ago by our Board of Directors. The goal of this program is to leverage our unique golf culture at Hacienda by attracting and developing elite players. It also adds tremendous value to our member experience, particularly our growing junior golf corps.
Hacienda has long been a friend of junior golf. The difficult golf course attracts many families looking to give their kids, or associate members, a place to practice, play, and improve their games. In recent years, Hacienda has had a large group of these associate members excel in the game. We now have multiple AJGA champions, and Division I college players at our club. Last year, we even had one of our associate members, Beth Lillie at age 16, play in her first U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club. One year later, we have three more players from Hacienda competing for the National Title!
Who would have thought it? While most golfers are happy to walk down the fairways, make their swings and socialize at the club, others are tying themselves in knots wearing stretchy pants.
Consistency, balance and power are three of the most important aspects of the golf swing, and perhaps the best way to improve your swing in those areas is to increase your flexibility. Nearly all professional golfers understand the need to increase flexibility, or at least to maintain it as they age. And becoming more flexible isn’t just good for golf; it also has other life benefits. The simple act of stretching may help prevent injuries or even illness, and all it takes is 10 easy minutes a day. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility, and your golf swing, is yoga. We’ve listed four yoga poses the avid golfer can do to become more flexible and shore up the golf swing.