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Golfing Is Healthier Than You Think

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Remember the other day when you said you were going to golf instead of going to the gym and your wife laughed at you?

Well you have some decent reason to do so.

Here are some of the numbers for you to throw in their face next time they challenge it.

Neil Wolkodoff, director of the Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences in Denver conducted a study to answer these questions.

What he found was good news for all of us fat guys who would rather walk around a golf course and suck, than drag yourself into a gym and lift weights or run on the treadmill.

The other added benefit of sucking at golf is your ball could literally go anywhere when you hit it. So maybe you get to walk a few extra steps through the woods to find your ball.

What Wolkodoff found was that over nine holes of golf, golfers carrying their bag burned about 721 calories.

For example, at about 5 miles per hour on a treadmill you burn about 596 calories an hour.

What Wolkodoff found was very eye opening.

Yes, walking 18 holes of golf is pretty tough, and you will feel it for a few days after the fact. But you are burning about 1,400 calories and having a fun time doing it (if you’re playing well).

Running on a treadmill sucks and you get no breaks. At least when you are golfing you can rest between putts and between peoples tee shots.

So next time you are going to eat some takeout pizza Saturday night and your wife is eyeing you down, tell her you will walk all 18 holes the next day and burn it all off.

Also no gym lets you enjoy a few cold ones on the treadmill.

Millennial Pushing the Envelope on the Course

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Changing The Game of Golf

We all grow up being told not to stereotype, but it’s human nature to pair certain qualities with certain groups.

Some may be true; some may not be. One thing golf does have is a very strong stereotype among non golfers around the world.

Rich. Snobby. Proper. No fun. Quiet please.

Those are some of the words that some people associate with golfers. 

Rich people who enjoy their weekends at their country club, wearing fancy clothes, only clapping and not cheering and being quiet for most of their four-hour round.

But the millennial golfer may be breaking that mold. Myself included, millennial golfers like to push the envelope.

Instead of wearing a proper polo, we like to wear polos with crazy patterns and colors, untucked with a backwards hat on.

We are still going to hit the golf ball the same.

We like to bring our Bluetooth speakers and play our favorite songs while we play with our friends. We like to prank each other and try trick shots. Golf is a game, lets make it fun.

With all that being said we respect the history and tradition of golf, but with the direction it is heading, we need a drastic change to get todays youth excited and involved.

What better than bright fun clothes, loud music, competition and a whole lot of fun. The older generation may see our loud music as disrespect.

Come on dude, you were going to shank that ball into the woods even if my 50 Cent wasn’t blasting on my speaker. Golf needs to lighten up.

Until the older generation gets their ego and pettiness out, this game may never grow.

Millennials are not trying to ruin golf, we are trying to put our own fun spin on it.

Either join us, or get left in the dust. This is the future of golf.

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