Golfing as a Social Activity

Jul 9, 2014

While technically the game of golf is one you generally play solo, it is also a sport where you can make friends, negotiate deals, and bond with loved ones. While the benefits of golf are many, the social takeaways are likely more than you expected. South Florida golf courses are popular year round, thanks to the social aspect and the desirable weather. This allows for plenty of opportunity to meet new colleagues. Let’s examine some of the ways that a game of golf is also a social activity, not just mental stimulation.

Golf is actually a very social sport that has benefits on and off the course. Attending a wedding and talking with a mutual friend of the couple who enjoys golf? Watch as you end up talking about golf for hours. Golf can help bring people together and also forge new friendships or act as a networking tool.

Considering golf is one of the most difficult sports to play, enjoy, and excel at, golf can contribute greatly to your self-esteem. In addition, you can grow your emotional strength and also enhance your focus with a regular round of golf. This contributes to building friendships with people who also have high self-esteem and healthy emotional processes, as opposed to a toxic friend who might be unstable.

The golf course is a great place for you to get away from the everyday chaos of your life and enjoy some relaxed time with friends—whether old or new. Teaming up and playing a game with three other players can be a great distraction from work stress, family stress, and other woes that might cause your blood pressure to rise on other days.

As if that’s not enough motivation to get out on the course, a recent study conducted by the Sweden-based Karolinska Institutet found the overall death rate for golfers to be 40 percent lower than all other people of the same age, sex, and socioeconomic status. If this study is correct, this amounts to a 5 year increase in life expectancy for all golfers.