Golf has been an elitist and expensive sport for a long time.
Reason being, it is quite costly to build and maintain a golf course. Hence, the members needed to pay for it in form of admission and annual fees. Nowadays golf is a popular sport. A wonderful recreation activity.
There is no age limit to this sport.
Since is an outdoor hobby, it is very healthy. You stay in shape and improve your motoric skills. You enjoy good weather and stay in motion. Golf courses are huge. In addition, you train your resilience. This has positive spillovers to other areas of life. Especially for reducing any stress in career & finance. In addition, the social component is to be mentioned: You can frequently play with different partners in form of flights. Furthermore, other members will cross your way. You can extent your professional network easily and maybe even make friends.
Just a few years ago, I have seen golf as a hobby for old men. A snobbish pseudo-action sport. Then I tried it. One of the best decisions for a long time! Many of my current golf partners feel the same way
Many people play golf from Eastern until October. Then they conserve their equipment and wait for spring to emerge again. Of course, golf is an outdoor activity and with good weather, it makes most fun. Latter you will lose quickly unfortunately. At the latest if you performance stagnates.
“Why should I take lessons? I have passed my license. Now I just want to play.” After the duty, the fun part begins. After obtaining your license, you jump on the fairway. You play tournaments and improve your game. Strangely, your performance will plateau at some point. Even though you play a lot, the single digit handicap stays out of reach. To further improve, you need a corrective.