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Is it Time to Take Up Golf?

Is it Time to Take Up Golf?

So you’ve got some extra time on your hands. Perhaps it’s due to a recent retirement, or maybe the kids finally flew the coop. Or maybe you’re just looking for a good afternoon and weekend hobby.

Sounds like you’re ready to learn golf.

Well, if you really are interested in learning a skill that will keep you healthy, active and tan, read on. Plus, you have an excuse to buy new clothes. Golf apparel these days can easily be worn off the course, too. Here are some tips to make taking up golf easy:

• Call your local club and see about taking lessons. There, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

In fact, it’s much harder to decide on what to wear when you’re out there on the green. Golf is the kind of sport where dress protocol matters, but you don’t want to get stuck in ladies golf apparel that will restrict your movement or make you look sillier than you feel when you get out there for the first time.

No, you want to look better in those golf skirts than that swing of yours. When shopping for golf clothes for women, do your research. Here’s a real tip list to help you get started:

• Order, order, order; try, try, try. Take photos and text them to your friends (a second, third, and fourth opinion always help). Of course, you want to do as much research on something as you possibly can before you commit to buying it. But then again, when you see that perfect color, even if it’s out of your price range, it’s hard to resist. So don’t! If you don’t feel comfortable out there on the green, you won’t settle down enough to focus on hitting that very small ball into that very small hole a very long way away.

• Once you get visual comfort out of the way, make sure you are physically comfortable as well. It’s not worth forking up the dough if you’re just going to hate how it chafes your arms or rides up too high. Find a company created by someone in the business; someone who has played the game, who understands how a woman moves, who can boast of womenhood herself, perhaps.

Golf is a wonderful sport. It’s relaxing, which lowers blood pressure; physical, which burns calories; and requires a whole new set of clothes, which requires you to shop. Not so bad, right?

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