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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Playing League Golf

[03/13/13 | 3 Comments | 143413 views]

Whenever I think about the years I spent playing, or should I say not playing golf prior to joining my first golf league, I can’t believe how differently I looked at the game.  When I got involved with my current league, it fundamentally changed the way I played the sport, how I thought about my game, and how much enjoyment I get out of it.  A golf league may not be for everyone, but here are 4 great reasons why you should consider joining, or better yet, starting one:

Whenever I think about the years I spent playing, or should I say not playing golf prior to joining my first golf league, I can’t believe how differently I looked at the game.  When I got involved with my current league, it fundamentally changed the way I played the sport, how I thought about my game, and how much enjoyment I get out of it.  A golf league may not be for everyone, but here are 4 great reasons why you should consider joining, or better yet, starting one:

  1. You will play more golf: I remember my first season of league golf.  I committed to getting out 10 times that season, and by the time I had finished the first few months of play I had already been out 8 times.  That was 3 more times than I had played the entire year before.  Why?  In league play there is just more reason to play every week.  First, the competition in league play brings an added level of motivation to get out play.  Recognition from other golfers when you finish atop the leaderboard is great, but what really got me out more often was all the new opportunities to play with a much larger group of people. Any time I wanted to play a round of golf, I could, thanks to my golf league.

  2. You will play better golf: If you have confidence in your game, and even if you don’t, the one thing that you can be sure of is the simple act of playing more will improve your game. This especially goes for the one round a month or less type of golfer. More than that, when you play in competition your focus improves, and you now have goals when you are on the course.  You think more strategically about your game and your decision making.  Over time you do more of the little things well.  In short, you will get better by playing more often in competition.

  3. Your league will bring you closer to new friends and old ones: Camaraderie is one of the biggest reasons I play league golf.  The time honored tradition of discussing your round with the golfers you played with and the good natured banter about both successes and failures gets better with more friends and league mates in attendance.  Let’s face it, the shared experience of a golf game can bring together people who otherwise would not have anything in common.  The camaraderie of a good golf league may be the best reason to start or play in one.                                

  4.  You will have more fun playing golf: I love the old saying that “a bad day of golf beats a good day at the office any day.” This is never more true than in league play.  We are taught as children that competition offers the opportunity to learn and improve at whatever sport we are playing.  So even if I’m losing, sometimes badly, I get much more out of the round than with just a casual game.  Besides, I relish the likely abuse I’ll get afterwards andif you play league golf, you will too.

At Tour Golf Revolution we’ve made it our mission to help all golfers without a competitive outlet in golf to be able to create one for themselves and their friends.  Our service makes managing and playing organized golf as easy and painless as possible.  Many golfers who have joined a TGR tour have found that they have doubled or tripled their rounds played and received much more enjoyment from the game than ever before. Obviously, that includes me.  Even if you don’t think you know enough golfers to get a league going, I urge you to give it a shot.  In the end, you’ll be glad you did.      

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