Golf Courses

If you asked me five years ago whether I'd like to join you for a round of golf, I would have refused without a second thought. But today, if you see me striking the ball and confidently walking down the freeway, you'd think I was one of the famous golfers one would regularly come to be familiar with by being a follower of sports. Golf isn't exactly the kind of sport that attracts huge crowds and frenzied excitement. It's quite the opposite, actually. Serene contemplation as you tee off, shatterproof focus on the green as you move in for a putt, it's all pretty slow. But if you learn the sport you'll come to realise that couldn't have been farther from the truth. Soon, you'll be nagging the curators to mow the green as a cricket enthusiast would insist on cricket pitch maintenance.

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Against popular belief, golf is actually very popular. It's played and followed by millions of people across the world. It is estimated that by the turn of the 21st century, there were over 30 000 golf courses on the planet. Some of the best golf players in the world earn millions of dollars in prize money and endorsements, an indication of its importance in a social and economic context.


Who Plays Golf


Anyone with a keen enough interest to learn the sport can play golf. However, there's a clear distinction between those who play as amateurs for leisure and entertainment, and professionals who make a living off playing the sport.


Where do people play golf?


Professional golf is typically played on full length courses consisting of 9 or 18 holes. Then you have putt course and par 3's for practicing amateurs and junior players who still need to hone their skills. In terms of size, they're -like executive courses- much smaller than full length courses and take much less time to complete.



What is essential to keep a golf course popular?


Keeping a golf popular can be a challenge for many. But the trick is to stay on the headlines. Hosting prestigious events and charity fundraisers may not guarantee an overnight change of fortunes, but it's a surefire-wire to keep golf enthusiasts flowing in. Don't allow yourself to believe the hype when people say that very few people follow golf. All it takes is to lure big names like Tiger Woods and Rory McLroy to create a buzz. Football became popular in the US only after legends like Pele were lured to the once small scale national leagues of the late 1990's.


How are golf courses maintained?


Regular watering and mowing for the greens, trimming and, occasionally, rolling.


Learning the fundamentals and skills of golf doesn't just possess recreational value. It's been proven that -though not as physically demanding as other sports- golf is good for overall health, particularly your heart. Healthy and pleasant surroundings make for excellent relaxation. Another benefit is that it provides an opportunity to build business and professional links as golf is generally associated with wealth and affluence.