What You Can Do For the Future of Golf

This topic is a big one, and it probably doesn’t feel like you can do much to improve the future of golf as a whole. That is simply not true, however. While your impact may be small, you can do your part to make this game as attractive as possible to a whole new generation. In fact, it doesn’t even need to have anything to do with age – you can make the game more attractive for all new golfers, regardless of what generation they call their own.

The following suggestions are great ways to help make this game more enjoyable for everyone.

  • Be friendly. Some golfers are just plain rude and unwelcoming to new players. That doesn’t serve anyone’s purposes. When you are paired up with someone who is a relatively new golfer, be understanding of their struggles and help them along the way. They will appreciate your support, and they’ll be more likely to come back for another round.
  • Keep it moving. Of course, you don’t want to be a part of the pace of play problem. By maintain a good pace of play, and encouraging others in your group to do so as well, you can make the game more fun for those playing behind you.
  • Invite your friends. If you are an avid golfer who spends much of your free time out on the links, invite friends to come along from time to time. Maybe it’s someone who used to play but hasn’t been active on the course in years. Or, maybe it’s someone who has never played and would like to try the driving range to get started. Whatever the case, you may be able to bring someone into the fold who can add to the health of the game.

When it is all added up, the summary of this article can be boiled down to just a few words – golf is a great game. Yes, it has its struggles, but so do all other recreational activities. Golf has had ups and downs over the years, and those are sure to continue. For the passionate golfers across the country, however, those ups and downs matter little. With courses to play and tournaments to enter, golf just keeps on moving forward. Have fun out there!