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101 Reasons Why Women Play Golf

At a recent Signature Golf Event we passed the microphone around the room.  Each person explained why she was interested in learning and playing golf. Most answers were what you’d expect, “for business”, “to meet new friends” “to play with a husband.” Then we came to a successful young lawyer who flatly stated, “I am good at everything I do. I’m here to give golf one more chance.  If I can’t hit the ball well every time I swing, then I give up!”

That got everyone thinking. If we could just hit the sweet spot every time we took a swing, wouldn’t that be fun? Think of all the prizes you could win at company outings, or maybe land a spot on Big Break or the US Women’s Open! What is it about golf that keeps millions of women coming back? Why do we come back the next weekend and play a round again – especially when we don’t have a consistently perfect swing (which, by the way, is the majority of us)?

Here’s our list of the 101 reasons why women play golf.  Perhaps you have your own to add!

  • Nothing beats the feeling of a well struck shot
  • To find something good in every round played
  • A glass of wine at the 19thhole
  • To post a score better than the week before
  • Create a new identity for yourself
  • Physical exercise
  • Feeling of accomplishment
  • Make new friends
  • Chance to invest in some great accessories
  • Meet potential clients
  • Develop integrity
  • To see the ‘real’ side of your new boyfriend
  • Laugh with friends over ‘interesting’ shots
  • Learn how to calm  our nerves
  • Enjoy the plants, flowers, and trees
  • Appreciate a sport that has been around for over 400 years
  • Spend time with your husband
  • Learn how to deal with frustration and disappointment
  • Teach your kids etiquette
  • Foster your patience
  • Get away from the stress of life
  • Focus on something challenging
  • Travel to a new part of town
  • Learn a new sport
  • Feel a sense of belonging
  • Learn how to stay positive when things go poorly
  • Try lot’s of cool gadgets
  • Participate when small talk turns to golf
  • Meet the man of your dreams
  • Build a new wardrobe
  • Learn not take yourself so seriously
  • One of the few places you can drink and drive
  • Develop some muscle and improve flexibility
  • The rush of being ‘in the zone’
  • Discover new shops and restaurants at different golf clubs
  • Another activity to do on vacation
  • To learn about someone you’d like to hire
  • Wear the logo of courses you’ve played
  • To impress the men with a really nice drive
  • Learn how to gamble
  • A reason to buy more shoes
  • Learn the rules of golf
  • Learn when to play it safe and when to take risks
  • Practice thinking strategically
  • To play within your own game and achieve your personal best
  • Entertain your clients
  • Buy a foursome and contribute to charity
  • Hang around with classy people
  • Help others learn the game
  • Create opportunities for youth
  • Spend quality time with your parents
  • Have some solitary time on the practice range
  • Try something new and different
  • Go back to something you gave up when you had young children
  • Learn to visualization
  • Practice letting go of the past
  • The eternal hope of making a hole-in-one
  • Add new golf jokes to your repertoire
  • Practice positive self-talk
  • Learn how to develop mental strategies and think under pressure
  • Spend time with the family doing something active
  • Play in a Pro Am
  • Appreciate the wind and the rain
  • Learn how to commit to decisions and accept the results
  • Be part of a team
  • To break into the old boys club
  • To start a new girls club
  • Learn how to break through self-improvement barriers
  • Have a motivation to stay in shape
  • Play in your annual company golf outing
  • Develop concentration
  • Experience excitement when you sink a 20 foot putt
  • Get used to public performance – on the first tee
  • Learn anger management
  • Know the difference between a bogie and a birdie
  • Practice goal setting
  • Walk 18 holes for exercise
  • Watch your ball fly over the water and land on the green
  • Master your body movements
  • To develop a routine and stick to it
  • Compete in a tournament and win really great prizes
  • Be outdoors and commune with nature
  • Establish a handicap and watch it improve
  • To start a hobby you can do for the rest of your life
  • Volunteer at  a golf tournament
  • Learn various formats of competition
  • Achieve balance in life
  • Reciprocate a favor
  • Take some fun photos
  • Open up new career opportunities
  • Experience winning
  • An alternative to book club and bunko as an all girl activity
  • Experience the joy of blasting out of sand
  • Improve your posture
  • Understand the lure of watching golf on TV
  • Overcome your fear of failure
  • Learn how to judge distance
  • Keep your mind in the present
  • Learn how to focus on a target
  • Learn to accept what you get – bad lies and bounces – and give your best no matter what
  • For fun and enjoyment!

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