Why Golf?

Have you ever been the first player out in the morning or the last in the evening? Have you ever played right after a summer rain; the solitude and beauty of the golf course is calming and exhilarating. Golf brings us close to nature and that truly is a great stress reliever.

Have you ever worked hard practicing for your favorite event and had it pay off or have you been in the “zone” and see victory as yours for the taking? That is how golf can allow you to feel and be competitive long after other sports have gone by the wayside.

Golf permits all players, regardless of ability, to compete; i.e., Friday Best Ball allows four players of different skill levels to do battle with several other teams. One shot can help the team win. Every skill level can contribute.

Golf also builds character in so many ways. When you play with your children and they loose their temper after a bad shot, you discipline them and make sure they understand why behaving that way is not beneficial. Because the rules of golf allow you to govern yourself, character is revealed; i.e. in a match, upon reaching the green you realize you played the wrong ball, you call the penalty and accept the outcome. How many sports do you call your own foul? What a great example for all ages!

After recognizing that golf is a life long desire and game, the question becomes, “why play golf at Maxwelton?” This can be summed up in one word “People”. By people, I am referring to the members. Maxwelton has a great mix of personalities, ages, skill levels and education levels so you do not have to belong to a clique to fit in here, you just need to love the game.

This game called golf truly is like life; we get up and go around the same places and the results are different each day. Some days we make new friends while at the same time we continue to enjoy our old friends and the circle becomes bigger. I

Diana Saycar


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