Golfing is a sport that either earns appraising nods or disappointed head shakes. If you are the one golfer in your friend group, surrounded by many disappointed head shakes, don’t worry. It won’t be a walk in the park, but converting your friends to see the glory of golf is possible. There are steps to get your friends itching to go golfing. Soon enough, you won’t even have to convince them—they’ll be calling you to go out golfing during the weekends.
If you have friends that are strictly anti-golf, there are ways to break their
Reel them in with accessibility – or challenge them to beat you
Golf is really easy to learn. It is one of the easiest sports to learn by far. But this doesn’t mean that it is without challenges. In fact, despite the accessibility of the game for beginners, pros will tell you that it is an impossible sport to master. This means that your friends who think it’s lame to golf will have a challenge in trying to beat you.
Talk up the weight loss
Golf is a perfect form of exercise. If you have gym buff friends who only lift, this is a good way to convince them to play with you. You can talk up the weight loss aspects of this sport.
Golf induces weight loss in many ways. Golf bags weigh a hefty amount, and walking from course to course is a great way to get your body in shape. Plus, it’s a way to enjoy time discussing strategy and competition.
The sport tones your arms and your legs as well and gives you the tight core that you’ve been dreaming of. Instead of having to do 500 crunches a day, spend your time perfecting your golf swinging. Keeping your stomach tight while you swing is akin to doing a multitude of crunches, and it gives you the satisfaction of a better game.
Boast about the cool gear
A great part of golfing is having cool equipment. Golf bags and clubs are important signs of dedicated players. If you have friends who love to collect sports memorabilia, golf is a great way to go. There are clubs, hats, bags, shoes, all the works for them to collect.
Some brands have special items, like the Bombtech grenade driver, which are specially created to improve a players’ game. This can help even the greenest of your friends become master golfers in no time.
Invite them into the community
Being a part of a golf club is a great honor that only few truly hold. The community-building aspect offers many benefits for members. By inviting your friends to join that community, they can reap those benefits, too.
These clubs offer golf carts and extensive fields for golfing. Many places also have a restaurant, where you can further the sense of bonding.
The events at these establishments further the sense of community. The events are wild parties where the alcohol flows, and the sports talk is abundant. This is a great way to make connections. Plus, the food served is usually made by a top-quality catering service and comes included in your membership.
It’s like having a super bowl Sunday every month with the people closest to you.
Encourage them with friendly competition
Finally, we all have that extremely competitive friend who never admits defeat. Golf is the perfect place for them to flex their competitive spirit. Playing golf requires strategy and patience but is also a great way to have a gentleman’s game. If you and your friend have a dispute to settle, settle it with golf.
That way the decision is based on skill and talent, no external factors. May the best golfer win.