Here’s the question of the day: What can YOU do for the game of golf?
It’s no secret that the golf industry is hurting today just like almost every other industry out there. Ladies on the Tee Golf Blog has shared a lot of information about how great the game of golf is for your business, your social life and your overall attitude towards life. Now I think it’s time to turn the tables and answer the question posed above.
Enjoying the game and playing as often as you possibly can certainly is a win-win but let’s take this a bit further. Why not grab a friend or two or three…. (you get my drift here?) and invite them to participate in the game with you. This can be done by taking friends or family members of ALL ages to the driving range if they are beginners or to the golf course if they have some playing skills. Heck, why not introduce someone to the game by inviting them to ‘share’ a golf lesson with you. There is a lot of fun to be had in group golf clinics so don’t limit yourself to just one or two invitations. Share the wealth…invite as many people as possible. Solid playing partnerships may be formed this way and you’ll never face playing golf alone again.
If you know people who like the game but never take the time to play, form a league and invite them. It can be social or competitive but the trick is to have a SET time to play. A standing tee time that someone else sets up may be just what they need to get back into the game.
Other ways to help ‘grow’ the game is to start with the young. Kids have an amazing capacity to learn. They are ‘fearless’ in their approach to new things. If you don’t have any youngsters of your own, I’ll bet you know someone who does. ‘Borrow’ a couple of them for a few hours. Even if it starts with Putt-putt giving kids a fun introduction to the game can build a lifetime love affair.
If there are professional golf events in your area, make it a point to not attend alone. Seeing golf played at the pro level up-front and personal is a world apart from watching golf on TV. Don’t forget that golf events are always looking for volunteers so giving back to the game can be a simple as becoming a volunteer. Get your friends, golfers or not, to join you. That might be just the ‘hook’ needed to get interested in and take advantage of all that golf has to offer.
Imagine if everyone just brought one or two new people into the game of golf how tremendous that would be to the overall strength and growth of the game.