Golf’s Social Benefits
There are many social aspects and benefits to playing golf. This is perhaps seen best in the business world. In the United States, golf is actually considered the “sport of the business world.” This is because many, many rounds of golf are played by business partners and associates. Many business decisions are made on the golf course as well.
A golf course is a great place to get to know someone better, whether a client, co-worker, family member or friend. This is because an average round of golf will take about four hours.
This includes a lot of time walking around the course together, or riding in a golf cart. If you are interested in getting to know someone, especially in the professional arena, golf is a sure bet, as more than twenty-six million Americans play the sport. Because golf is so often a part of a businessperson’s regular schedule, most business schools actually offer a “Business Golf” course. If business schools do not offer such a course, they most often have some sort of golf club their students can join. This promotes a better understanding of the significance of golf in the business culture.
The average golf game in the United States costs thirty-six dollars. However, because of the popularity of the game, many local communities have public golf courses now that keep costs significantly less than country clubs, and other private courses.
Golf is a great game to play with the family also. Many people teach their children (or have them take lessons) at an early age. It is great for family communication. Adults in a family seem to enjoy spending the time together.
Spouses find it a relaxing and a fun-filled retreat. A major social aspect of the golf scene is joining a golf club. As in joining any social club, golf clubs offer opportunities to meet new and interesting people, and to make many social connections in the community. Such clubs tend to have plush clubhouses with fine dining rooms, and a bar for meeting for a drink after a round. The dining rooms offer another outlet for club members to socialize. The cost of golf clubs varies depending on the area of the country.
Regardless of with whom you play golf, it provides a great arena for social interaction. Whether for business, or merely pleasure, golf is at the top for social sports.