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Anyone for golf?

The next generation
The benefits of playing golf are numerous, so switch off their Playstation and take the children for some fresh air. Whether it is an eighteen hole extravaganza or a round of crazy golf – you are sure to have a fun time!

Golf is a sport that appeals to many people. Whether you enjoy the competitive side or the fresh air and beautiful scenery, there is something for everyone. In the last part of our series, we look at inspiring the next generation.

The game of golf presents parents with a wonderful chance to spend quality time with their children while being able to teach them valuable life lessons.
Here are 10 reasons why. . .

1. Develop Life Long Benefits
Benefits of golf include making life-long friends and learning a game that can be played.

2. Spend Quality Time with Family
Golf can be an event around which all family members can gather for several hours. It is a great opportunity for parents to provide positive feedback and encouragement to children.

3. Spending Time Outdoors
Walking and being active in the outdoors allows for breathing in fresh air and establishes healthy exercise habits, far beyond indoor video games or television.

4. Business Skills
In addition to etiquette and the ability to play comfortably with new acquaintances, golf teaches self-confidence, improves the ability to work with numbers, and applies problem solving skills that are critical in business.

5. Anyone Can Play
Men, women, children, people from all over the globe and all walks of life come together on a golf course. The diversity found on a golf course opens young golfers to a broader view of the world and all people.

6. Self-ImprovementGolf challenges the player toward constant self-improvement. Players analyze what they did well and what has to change to improve. Players develop habits of self-improvement by self-analysis skills, seeking professional instruction, and accepting critiques from others.

7. Etiquette and Values
Golf has a rich tradition of etiquette which lives on today. Playing golf teaches youth how to behave towards self and others, and imparts values such as truthfulness and strength during adversity.

8. Health
Golf is an active game and is less injury prone than contact sports. Conditioning for golf improves strength of core muscles that support the spine, improves flexibility, and allows participants the opportunity to be active and fit.

9. Controlling Emotions
In golf as in life, there are achievements and disappointments. Learning from mistakes and overcoming obstacles improves a player’s game, and teaches them to optimistically carry out the same pattern in day to day life.

10. Fun!
Young people grow up too quickly in today’s busy, technological world. Gathering with friends to play golf gives young golfers the opportunity to spend enjoyable times in friendly competition or collegial companionship.