About Golf

About Golf

If you are new to golf or thinking of taking up the game of golf then this article all about golf will help you along the way to either taking it up full time or just every now and again, either way I am sure some of these pointers will help you make a decision about taking up the game of golf.

When you first start out into the world of golf no doubt you will have plenty of questions like doesn’t it take a long time to play golf? Does it cost a lot of money to play golf? Isn’t golf just played by retired people? The list can be endless but I will keep it short and hopefully informative. About Golf - Golfer in the sunset

How long does it take to play a round of Golf?

The norm across the board is approx. 3.5 hours to 4 hours per round, these times could vary dependent on day of the week, weather conditions and time that you choose to play. However, if you are restricted by time because of work or family commitments you can always do just 9 holes of golf instead of the full round of 18 holes. Many golf courses offer a 9 Hole visitor rate and this can also change if you are going to play ‘twilight’ hours because of the longer hours in the day, 9 holes will take you approx. 1.5 to 2 hours to play.

Isn’t golf an expensive game to play?

Of course golf can be expensive as other sports can be as well, if you set your standards high and want to play for one of the top golf clubs in the country then expensive green fees can be expected, they also want to keep the public players off of their course however if you are willing to pay a premium rate to play say The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland then, of course, it will be expensive.

But on the hole golf can be found at around the £20 or $30 mark for 18 holes all dependent on time of day and day of the week, but nowadays a lot of golf courses are feeling the pinch because of the lack of golfers playing their course, so a lot of them are offering special deals to attract new golfers to their golf courses, so have a look around and find a course that suits you and your budget.


Isn’t golf just for retired people?

This is very much not the case, going back over 100 years it was very much a ‘Gentleman’s’ game but time has moved on and the game of golf is very much for all ages and for men and women, in today’s world of golf there are many top women golfers in the game and apart from off the tee when they would be a lot shorter in distance, but put a club in the hand of a top woman touring professional and they can be as deadly from 150 yards into the green as much as the top men golfers in the world – so don’t be fooled into thinking that the game of golf is for the older generation and men – it couldn’t be farther from the truth. About Golf - golfer on the tee

Will I need to join a golf club to get into the game?

The need to join a golf club will not be necessary when first starting out, however when you do get into the game the social life within a golf club off of the golf course can be as much fun as playing golf. Nearly 75% of golfers in the UK are not members of a golf club, the majority choose to become a member of say a golf society who play many courses throughout the golfing season, doing it this way will give you a golfing handicap that suits the golf society standard of play and standard of the golfers who are members of that society.

However, if you do decide to join a golf club as a member down the track then you will get an official golf union handicap, by doing this you will then be able to play at other courses because you have an official golf union handicap.

In conclusion, golf is an enjoyable game and enjoyed by millions of golfers around the world, if you are making the first serious steps of getting into golf then I hope that I have covered off some of your concerns regarding the game of golf.

If you want to get into the game of golf then this article on selecting the right clubs for you might be of interest – CLICK HERE to read the article.

I hope that this article About Golf was useful and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.

Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies


12 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Vince,

    Thanks for your comments regarding the article About Golf, it is always nice to put together an article that you get a lot of feedback on through the comments. I don’t think I fancy the sky diving course I haven’t got a very good head for heights so you can do that one on your own LOL!

    Once again thanks for the comments the About Golf article and if you have any future questions you want answered please get back in touch.

    Thanks, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  2. Vince Enzo says:

    Hey Michael, great article About Golf it answered many questions that have always niggled me but I was too embarrassed to ask anyone.

    I found your quick overview of golf excellent, before reading your article I had the same assumptions about golf but you have opened up my eyes on the sport. The biggest being the fact that golf is in fact enjoyed by people that aren’t retired as well which was always my thought. Golf has been on my bucket list for years along with going sky diving of course 🙂 I also didn’t know games take 3 – 4 hours!!?? Thanks for the great heads up and easy to read introductory. Keep posting more info on the game especially for newbie golfers!

    Thanks Buddy.

  3. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Shonna,

    Thanks for your comments about the article About Golf, I am so glad that you got some of your questions answered, golf can be a very difficult game at times but if you have some of the other questions sorted out then you can concentrate fully on improving your game.

    Once again thanks for your comments and feedback about the article About Golf and if you have any further questions in the future please do not hesitate to get in contact again.

    All the best Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  4. Shonna says:

    Hi there, it was opportune for me to find this article when searching About Golf, I have been wanting to get into the game of golf for a while now and your article certainly answered a few of those niggling questions I was too embarrassed to ask about – so a great article and great timing letting me know more About Golf! I have bookmarked your site for future references just in case I have more questions to be asked. Thanks, Shonna.

  5. Hi Mike, so glad that you liked the article About Golf and thanks for the comment about great site, it is always nice to get positive feedback – happy golfing.

    Cheers, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  6. Mike says:

    Great site and great article.

  7. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi There,

    Thanks for the feedback on the article About Golf, and I am glad that you got some questions answered through the article, that is why I put it together because I know there are loads of questions that aspiring would be golfers want answered but too embarrassed to ask so here you have it, straight answers About Golf and straight to the point!

    Thanks for the feedback on the article About Golf and if you have any more questions about golf in the future please do not hesitate to drop me a comment or message by email.

    All the best, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  8. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Paul, thanks for your comments regarding the article About Golf, I think it is time you got the sticks out and gave the game of golf a go, especially considering the amount of great courses you have in Australia, I have been fortunate enough to have been able to play many golf course throughout Australia so I am envious because you have them on your door step and I am in England! Anyway, grab your stick and hit those fairways throughout the year.

    Thanks once again for your comments regarding the article About Golf and if you have any further questions or comments please do not hesitate to drop me another message. Have a great G’Day!

    Cheers, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  9. fernglow says:

    Wow! Really nice write-up and really thought me a lot of things about golf I never knew! I have actually played golf only once as I found it a little too costly as I am currently a student haha. Anyways, I found this post really cleared some of the misconceptions that I previously had so thanks and all the best!

  10. Paul says:

    I think golf is an interesting game but have always preferred tennis and told my mates when I get old I’ll play..but my joints and the love of the outdoors make this game ever attracting especially on a beautiful day in Australia..like every day. I got some sticks laying idle..I think the time has come
    Thanks mate

  11. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Craig,

    Thanks for your feedback about the article About Golf, so glad that you agree with what I suggested, so many aspiring golfers allude from the importance of getting golf lessons regardless of the standard of their game. If you have any feedback in the future please let me know, more than happy to respond to all comments or emails that I receive. Here is a link to another recent post about what to look for in a good golf coach to improve your golf game, well worth a read – https://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/golf-lessons-near-me

    Once again thanks for the comments regarding the article About Golf and keep in touch.

    All the best, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  12. Craig says:

    Hi Michael,

    This is a good introduction About Golf and it’s a path that I followed when I first started playing. I played public golf courses before finally joining a club. I was a member at Niddry Castle in Winchburgh which is a small town on the outskirts of Edinburgh. One thing I would say too, it’s definitely better taking lessons before you start, otherwise you can develop some bad habits which are sometimes difficult to overcome, so I would definitely encourage any new golfers to have some golf lessons to get their game off on the right path.

    Once again thanks for the great article About Golf and I will look forward to reading more of your articles in the future.

    All the best Craig.

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