Make friends and get ahead with golf
There’s no better sport than golf for bringing people together, with its winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and a ready-made social life.
With plenty of time for conversation, golf is the perfect way to make new friends, especially if you have recently moved to a new area. People of widely different abilities can play and compete together, thanks to the handicap system, and so friendships will flourish and begin to form a network of contacts for life.
Golf enhances the mental skills which can help you get ahead, whether it’s with your studies now, or later on in business. With its emphasis on tactics, techniques and focus, golf improves your ability to remain calm under pressure, think strategically and build mental stamina and self-reliance.
It’s never been easier to get started through the Get into golf student program on offer across England were there’s a range of low cost taster sessions and beginner courses, covering a number of formats such as street golf. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.
If you’re already a golfer there’s plenty of opportunity to sharpen your skills by playing for your college or university teams and taking part in English championships.
Golf also offers a range of volunteer opportunities, such as becoming an activator to encourage more students to take up the game. This could enhance your CV to support your future employment and well as being fun and giving you the chance to make more new friends.
To find an activity near you go to getintintogolf.org/map
To become a student golf volunteer contact Phil Beard, England Golf, Young People & Volunteer Manager