Golf can help your personal and professional development
It’s no accident that golf has long been associated with the business world. Indeed, there is compelling evidence that the game can enhance your business and help you develop professionally and personally.
With its unique ability to bring people of all ages and abilities golf is a game that everyone can play so whether you want to play with work colleagues, customers and clients or simply improve your mental agility – you’ll find plenty of career benefits once you take up the game.
Connecting with others
Golf is inherently sociable and a great way for you to meet new people and make deep and lasting connections with colleagues, management and potential business leads – as well as with friends and family. There’s plenty of time to talk between holes and in the clubhouse – as well as a shared subject matter that can provide you with a common goal and conversation opener whenever you meet.
Learn something new
Golf presents you with exciting new challenges – both physically and mentally. This is great for your mind and body and will make you feel more interested in life and seem more interesting to others. Golf is all about tactics, techniques and focus – so it’s great for honing all the key mental skills that help you get ahead in your career. It can help you learn to stay calm under pressure, think strategically and build up your mental stamina and self-reliance.
Reduces stress and helps your work-life balance
Studies show that exercising outdoors with others in the fresh air can help you stay calmer and combat the stresses and strains of your working life. Switch off the phone and head out into the beautiful green surroundings for a relaxing game of golf and you’ll feel re-energised and composed. Give yourself some well-deserved me-time…
Keeps you active
Golf is healthy and fun. Unless you have a physically demanding job, most people will spend many hours a day sitting down. Such a sedentary daily routine can have serious consequences for your health and productivity. Golf can help you get active, stay in shape, lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and research shows it may even help you live longer.
Game for all
Golf is one of the few games that everybody can play together whatever their background, experience, age or fitness.The unique handicap system means everybody can play together, either socially or competitively. Once you learn the basics you’ll be able to take part in corporate golf days, or ask people you want to connect with to join you for a game.
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