By Grant Garrison, PGA
Are you really too 'Time Poor 'to play more golf or are you simply not recognizing the benefits to your own wellness.
Could it be that golf is actually the remedy for mental health, we are living in a time when mental illness is at epidemic levels and making more time to enjoy life by doing things you love are becoming a higher priority in wellness. Golf is 4 hours of your day in nature having fun with family and friends who are encouraging you, that is pure therapy and it should become a priority if you love the game.
The magic of the game is that golf improves fitness, relationships, and builds resilience and character. Being part of a group or club gives you a feeling of belonging and the opportunity to make more friends. The game has so many milestones that it quickly becomes a healthy obsession. A golfer never stops achieving, it starts with the first par, birdie, eagle and your first hole in one. You will continually break their your records and go to sleep at night thinking about your golf swing. You will play your most have memorable rounds and find your favorite courses. I remember vividly beating my dad for the first time when I was 12 years old, winning my first trophy, and winning my first professional golf tournament. Yes, the game is difficult but it’s also the most rewarding recreational activity you can play.
Just a serious note about men’s health. Studies show that we are living in a time when older men have fewer close friendships. No matter who you are, the game of golf is the great equalizer. Golf is a game played in plain view, it humbles you and then rewards you, it’s an emotional ride we share with one another and when it’s all over, we shake hands and have a beer and a laugh. The game provides all the elements of true friendship.
We all control our time, lets make time for our own mental health.