Every single sport and athletic activity are similar in the way that it requires practice, skill, focus and, in some cases, teamwork. One of the greatest aspects of sports, especially in the game of golf, is not only the game itself, but the opportunity to meet so many new people, create long-lasting relationships as well as learn from other players to improve your game. Golf is a great sport to help you increase your social life, no matter what age you are and whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years. Socializing on the course NEVER gets old! So, how exactly does golf help to improve your social life? Here are a few ways:
- You can form personal and business relationships. When you are on the course in a group of people, you are allowing yourself the opportunity to build new personal relationships or build upon existing relationships with friends and family. In addition, golf is a great way to learn more about your colleagues or get to know a potential new client.
- You have built in conversation starters. If you are on the course with a group of individuals, friends, families or colleagues and clients, you already know that you have one thing in common, and that is golf! You have so many built in conversation starters, such as what everyone’s favorite course is, where everyone has traveled to play golf or compete in a tournament, what types of clubs and equipment everyone has and what everyone’s best score is. These ice breakers are a great way to get into conversation, which will eventually lead into more personal conversations.
- You will meet several new mentors. Playing golf with others is a great way to add more mentors to your list of players who inspire you and have something to offer and teach you.