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Did you know golf is a powerhouse of all the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and well being? It is better than a fast and furious gym session-and a lot more fun! Playing an 18-hole round of golf burns at least 900 calories.
Golf also combines all the known weight-loss benefits of walking with the toning and muscle strengthening benefits of swinging the clubs and carrying your golf bag or pulling a cart. During the average game of golf you may walk around five to six miles.
It brings people closer together; Golf is a great way to make new friendships – especially if you have recently moved into a new community or city. Wherever there is a golf course, a host of new friendships awaits you.
It helps combat stress: “Golf really does tick all the boxes for things you need for optimal wellbeing,” says psychologist and life coach Miriam Akhtar from positivepsychologytraining.co.uk. “It offers some important feel-good factors, such as an active social life and regular physical activity of the best kind–what we call ‘green exercise’ outside in nature.”
It is good for your heart: Golf’s poweful combination of stess-busting exercise, fresh air, and camaraderie can hep promote long term heart health. It can reduce blood pressure and high cholesterol, and cut your risk of stroke and diabetes-especially if combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
It can help you live longer: Golf’s unique combination of outdoor exercise and social interaction can help you live a longer, healthier life. Playing golf can make the later years for fun. Indeed, playing the sport can increase your life expectancy by up to five years, according to a study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
So What Are You Waiting For? GO PLAY!
Justin Rose was in full bloom at the WGC-HSBC Champions as he overtook DJ to win at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China with a full bag of Taylor Made weapons. This is the 7th year in a row that Justin has won a tournament. Journeyman Ryan Armour won his first PGA TOUR event at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Jackson Country Club in Mississippi. It seems every month recently I mention Cristie Kerr, who won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia at TPC Kuala Lampur by one stroke. It is the 21st victory for the 40 year-old Floridian hopefully on her way to the LPGA Hall of Fame.
The HOUSTON Astros won the World Series for the first time. Considering the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, it was a real shot in the arm for the citizens in the greater Houston area to make their hardship a little more palatable. Congrats!
Justin Rose won again, this time at the Turkish Open for his tenth win on the European Tour. Patrick Cantlay won the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital Open at TPC Summerlin with par on the second hole of a playoff. The former #1 amateur used a full bag of Titlist clubs to notch his first victory as a professional. Shanshan Feng from China won the Toto Japan Classic defending last year’s win at the Taihaiyo Club in Ibaraki, Japan.
Alabama native Patton Kizzire, playing with a full bag of Titleist clubs & ball, got his breakthrough win at the OHL Mayakoba Classic, beating Rickie by one stroke on the rain soaked El Campeon Course. It is two in a row for Shanshan Feng, winning in her home country of China at the Blue Bay Classic. Both Shanshan and Mo Jutanugarn, who came in 2nd, train with Gary Gilchrist at the Mission Inn. After 78 starts on the Champions Tour, Kevin Sutherland won the Charles Schwab Cup at the Phoenix Country Club, passing Bernhard Langer in points.
Lexi Thompson came in second at the CME LPGA Tour Championship in Naples, but had the points to win $1 million as the #1 player of the year. Congratulations to Ariya Jutanugarn on her win and Special Shout Out to Lexi- America on top again. Arkansas native Austin Cook won his first PGA TOUR event at Sea Island, Georgia at the RSM Golf Classic hosted by Davis Love III. Jon Rahm won the Jumeriah Classic in Dubai, but Tommy Fleetwood came away with the Race to Dubai Order of Merit on the European Tour.
Be sure and check our our Golfer’s Gift Guides – we will be featuring some gifts that will surely put a smile on that special golfer in your life.
David J. Daubert – Editor
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