Saying golf is fun is like saying the sky is blue. But did you also know that studies show it could be one of the healthiest physical activities you can do? A lot of people who aren't familiar with the game perceive it as a faux sport that people enjoy while drinking beer and riding in a cart, pausing only long enough to hit the occasional wayward shot.
Like most working professionals, pro athletes need an escape from their day jobs every once in a while. But unlike those with work at a desk, athletes know that their competitive spirits will likely outlast their bodies' abilities to play their trade. So what's the best thing for them to do? Take to the golf course, of course!
Father's Day is coming up this weekend, and even if it didn't coincide with the final round of the U.S. Open each year, it would still be a day on which golf is celebrated as a catalyst for family bonds — especially between fathers, sons and daughters. But since our national championship comes to a head on that day, it's all the more special.
The holiday season is here, and there are more reasons now than ever for golfers to be excited about the gifts they may give or receive. At Golf Academy of America, it's hard for us to choose just a few items from our wish lists. Luckily, we managed to narrow it down to four great ideas for gifts to give your favorite golfer.
Here at Golf Academy of America, we're all golf nuts. If the PGA Tour decided to hold a tournament at the most uninteresting goat pasture in golf, we'd still tune in to watch the pros duke it out.
Still, once the PGA Championship ends each August, the golf season gradually loses steam (with the one-week-every-other-year exception of the Ryder Cup and sometimes the Presidents Cup). This doesn't make sense; we're closing in on a full decade with the season-capping, four-event FedEx Cup Playoffs. Even the fact that the winner receives $10 million just doesn't seem to give it enough oomph.
So, here are some new ideas that might pep things up a bit:
Even those who aren't golf equipment nuts will admit that it is an incredibly vibrant industry-within-an-industry. Every week, there seems to be hot new woods, wedges, putters or irons coming out of Carlsbad, Phoenix and anywhere else steel, titanium and tungsten are forged and cast.
The last few years have seen something of an explosion in the golf fashion industry. Every edition of the annual PGA Merchandise Show brings a new crop of clothiers hoping to find their way into golfers closets, a battleground that may now be even more hotly contested than their golf bags.
Have you ever watched professional golf on television and marveled at how easily the network is able to use technology to show a player's distance to the hole on a given shot? Wouldn't you like that sort of accuracy of information when you play golf?
Imagine an office without walls, where the carpet is lush green grass and the ceiling is as high as the sky. Imagine a career where the tools of your trade are golf clubs, your briefcase is a golf bag, and the dress code is golf casual. Imagine a job where instead of trying to squeeze in a couple of rounds of golf on the weekends, you play every day — and get paid for it!