Golf For the Whole Family

By: Jayson Inman

Golf is a sport that is experienced a massive surge in popularity in the last ten years. However, golf has been around for a long time and has changed drastically throughout time. Golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland. Back then, Scots would play a game where they would hit stones through the sand and rabbbit holes using sticks. Historians argue that there were other games played back then involving sticks and balls but the essence of golf, putting the ball in the hole, began in Scotland.

Golf used to be a game where men could go out and be men together, drinking beer and occasionally playing a little golf if they had time. Over the years, more women have become interested in golf and they have started to play too. With players like Tiger Woods becoming household names, children are also becoming interested in golf and have started playing. Guys still go out and play 18 holes with their buddies but they are just as likely to take the wife and kids out for a round. It's a great time for everyone to bond and do something enjoyable outdoors (a concept that seems increasingly foreign these days). Golf has become a great family past time.

Golf has always been considered a gentlemanís game. However, gentlemen, move over, itís time to recognize the women. Golf has been growing rapidly in popularity for women. Now it is a great way for the ladies to have an afternoon out with the girls or for husbands and wives to enjoy the greens together. The LPGA has been around since 1950 and is one of the most established and long lasting professional womenís organizations.

Golf is ideal for families looking for something to do together. The family can spend some quality time together, in the outdoors enjoying the scenery. They can add a bit of competitive spirit by playing the game and can also help one another honing the skills of the game. There are many courses that encourage family time by offering certain days and times at a discount for families. There are also activities that are designed specifically for families such as lessons and golf vacations.

Golf vacations are all the rage these days. Many of the golf vacations that are available are to locations that are beautiful, sunny and have plenty of things to do besides golf. The packages that are available often include lessons, games and lodging at luxurious resorts. The entire family can enjoy the travel experience together. They can enjoy the luxury of their accommodations as anyone would on a vacation.

Everyone can go off and do their own lessons and improve their performance on the course. This is a great way to get some time alone while giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy themselves. When it comes time to play, the whole family can hit the course and enjoy putting into practice what they learned. After golf, they family can enjoy sight seeing and restaurants in the location in which they are staying. It is an perfect, well rounded vacation that the entire family can enjoy and cherish.

With the increasing ubiquity of golf in our culture, it is becoming more and more of a family past time. Golf can be played and enjoyed by everyone. Even practice can be a lot more fun with everyone playing. It is just plain fun to compete with eachother and enjoy one another's company.

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Jayson Inman is a retired postal worker who enjoys a good game of golf and wants to find golf tees for sale.

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