Top 10 Reasons to Play Golf This Summer

7743395420_3001d8a23f_hThe golf season is in full swing and this is your year to play! Patrick Fannon, Certified PGA Golf Professional at the award-winning Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth, shares 10 reasons why:

1. Anyone can play

Whether you’re short, tall, young or old, man or woman, golf is a game for everyone. So if you want to be better than everyone else, it’s time to start practicing! If you’re new to golf and need to know what to practice, contact a Certified PGA Professional and choose from private lessons, clinics, golf schools or try online videos such as “Pat’s Golf Tips”. And no need to invest in clubs right away, most courses have rental clubs available.

2. Golf allows you to buy cool toys and stylish fashions

Whether it’s for fun or if you’re a serious golfer, there are some really cool toys on the market. Choose from the latest and greatest in driver technology to GPS watches which calculate the precise distance to your target. And to look your best on the course, shop at department stores or pro shops, where golf attire is full of fun and fashionable from head to toe. Check out GolfTini for the newest ladies golf trends.

3. It’s the perfect place to do business

A round of golf can easily substitute for a business meeting, a boardroom conference, or even an interview. It’s a great way to get to know someone on a personal level. You can learn a lot about a person during a round of golf including their integrity, their competitive spirit and how they handle adversity.

4. Golf immerses you in nature

The quiet and serenity of a golf course is an ideal place to unwind from a stressful day or your everyday schedule. Some of the most stunning views on Cape Cod can be seen from our golf courses. On a beautiful day, a golf course can seem like the perfect setting – immaculate fairways alongside lakes or the ocean and colorful flowerbeds throught the course make it a wonderful place to experience nature. Golf courses are also the home to many of the local wildlife and birds. At Blue Rock, hawks, osprey and even falcons fly through our fairways and nest in our trees.

5. It’s FUN

Select a course that suits your style, has a variety of starting tees for your playing level and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and it will be fun even if yours isn’t the best score. And it doesn’t have to be a full day commitment – at Blue Rock you can play 18 holes in under 4 hours or find a program that works for you such as 9-holes with lunch or breakfast. A wonderful chance to catch up with friends or family and if you need some time on your own, golf is one of the few sports you can play solo.

6. Golf is an enjoyable exercise

The average length of a golf course is about 6,000 yards or almost 3.5 miles. For a golfer willing to walk the course, there is tremendous potential for a good workout. A cart driver will also benefit from intermittent walks between cart rides, bearing the weight of his equipment, and the muscle flexibility maintained by repeatedly swinging a club. And it prolongs life, probably more than any other sport, since most people who play golf are total athletes. Not many sports offer the opportunity to walk fast, spin and bend down for an average of 5 hours along 6 miles. Certainly, this revitalizes muscular flexibility.

7. Create lifelong friendships

You never know who you will meet on a golf course, but it’s one of the easiest places in the world to make friends. Play in a weekly league or a charity tournament or with neighbors and coworkers. Golf creates a unique bond so those friendships can be developed all over the world and last a lifetime!

8. Make it family time

Families that golf together stay together. What other sport or activity can four generations all enjoy together and even make it competitive? And make no mistake about it, getting your kids involved in golf will be one of the greatest and most valuable gifts you will ever give them, teaching them patience, respect and the importance of following the rules while learning a new sport and having fun.

9. Extend that competitive spirit past your “glory days”

If you enjoy bragging about your competitive accomplishments and you need fresh material, golf is a great sport for you. Whether it’s the longest drive, closest to the pin or a birdie on the 5th hole, it only takes one shot per round to give you something new to talk about with your friends.

10. This is the year you could get a Hole in One

C’mon, it’s only a matter of time!

Named one of the “Top Ten Par-3 Courses in the World” by Golf Magazine, Blue Rock’s 18-holes challenge golfers with four holes over water, hole lengths up to 255 yards and a scenic par three layout of beautifully landscaped fairways and greens. The well-managed and well-maintained course is tucked into a quiet neighborhood, offers golfers the choice of walking or taking a cart and features a full pro shop, restaurant and lounge. Need some help with your game? Blue Rock’s PGA Certified Professional Patrick Fannon and his staff offer clinics, golf schools, private lessons, and nightly leagues. A quality golf experience on an award-winning course – discover for yourself the Cape’s best kept golf secret. For tee times or more information, call 508-398-9295 or visit

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