By Scott Robbins
Golf has resurged as an American and leisure activity. Until the 90s, the last great golf boom was in the fabulous fifties when President Eisenhower spent the majority of his escape time at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Even our more recent presidents, from Nixon to Clinton, have also been golfers.
Golf has become a popular way for many singles to spend their precious leisure time. Additionally, many people are rediscovering golf as a great business tool.
Statistics show that the largest growth of new golfers are women. Today's career-oriented woman realizes that the golf course isn't the domain of the businessman anymore but is also occupied by the professional woman.
Corporate outings and tournaments and charity golf tournaments are great places to entertain clients, get to know the boss better in an informal atmosphere, casually discuss "the deal," and have a lot of fun. Many businesswomen are playing in golf leagues at area courses where they get to know other businesswomen and "network."
Both men and women are appreciating golf as a non-contact sport that can be enjoyed at all skill levels. They recognize golf as a great place to meet new people and/or spend time with a group of friends.
Many men are "coming back" to golf. These are the professional men who are using golf to have fun or get involved for business purposes. So if you are intrigued by the sport of "chasing a little white ball," here is how to join the golf resurgence:
How do I start?
The best way to get started is through professional instruction.
Seek a member of The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America to inquire about
his or her lesson programs.
Golf is truly the game of a lifetime.
Scott Robbins is a PGA Member Professional. He attained his membership in 1978 and has been a professional and teacher at prestigious resorts and clubs in the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio, Dallas, Irving, and Fort Worth, Texas
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