Golfing, as a sport and an entity in general, has been around for a very long period of time now. In fact, it dates back as many as 500 total years, a number that might surprise some. Golf first originated in the country of Scotland, where it is still played by many on a regular basis. It has, however, spread all throughout the country, establishing a strong presence in the United States by the year of 1900, by which there were already more than 1,000 golf clubs to be found just within the United States alone.
In many ways, golf has only continued to grow more and more popular. The year of 2015, now a number of years in our past, saw more than two million people take up golf for the very first time. In the time that has passed us since, golf has only continued to remain hugely important and popular in the lives of many. And there are even many ways to play golf. For one thing, golf clubs have become even more prevalent in the more than a century that has passed since the aforementioned year of 1900. Golf clubs can be found in many communities throughout the United States, offering beautiful golf courses to take advantage of.
Golf can even be begun at a very young age, with many high schools offering golf teams. Many students will join these golf teams, learning the basics of golf and even developing a passion for it. Though only a small percentage of high school golf team member will actually go on to play golf professionally, many who play golf in high school will enjoy golf for the rest of their lives in a personal and casual capacity.
Playing golf from home has even become an option for many, as home golf simulators have made their way onto the market and into the homes of many. Home golf simulators come in many varieties, from more basic options to the top golf simulators out there. These top golf simulators will certainly be much more expensive than other home golf simulators, but paying a top ticket price for a high definition golf simulator might be worth it depending on how seriously you take golf itself. For professionals, the top home golf simulators will be an absolute must. For those who just play golf for fun, a more basic home golf simulator is likely to more than do the trick. In general, however, home golf simulators can be very useful indeed, allowing one to hone and practice their golf skills without ever even needing to step foot on a golf course.
Regardless of how you play golf, golfing can be very good for you indeed. Unfortunately, far too few people are moving in ways that would help them stay healthy. Sadly, less than 5% of all adults throughout the United States are getting the recommended daily 30 minutes of exercise. And no more than one third of this same population gets their weekly amount of exercise that has been recommended by health organizations throughout the world. Sadly, this means that many people are far less healthy than they should or could be and are often even struggling with their weight, as only around one third of all American adults could be classified as having a healthy weight and not being overweight or obese.
Golf can, for a good number of people, help to change this. After all, golfing is a very physical activity – even when using home golf simulators. And when golfing on a golf course, you’re likely to be even more active, as most golf courses will require a good deal of walking around to get from hole to hole. In fact, the typical 18 hole golf course has up to 150 acres of land, providing a good deal of opportunity for movement for regular golfers. And even just getting up and moving in this way a few times a week can have a positive impact on one’s health – and is therefore something to seriously consider.
At the end of the day, golf as a sport and as a hobby is not going anywhere. People love golfing all throughout the country and all throughout the world in just about its entirety.