In the midst of a global pandemic, many of us are seeking out new hobbies and activities to pass the time. While staying safe should be a national priority, people are quickly getting tired of staying inside. Activities that involve getting fresh air are a great way to safely get a change of scenery. These factors have contributed to the growing popularity of golf during quarantine.
Americans are playing more golf during COVID-19 shutdowns than ever before. Several courses have described higher demand than they’ve seen in previous years, highlighting how golf is quickly becoming the pandemic activity of choice for many. So, if you are looking for a new way to spend your days social distancing, perhaps it’s time to take up golf.
First timers and old timers
For first time golfers and people who haven’t golfed in years alike, golfing provides an opportunity for outdoor exercise and entertainment. Golf course owners are noticing an increase in new, young golfers since the COVID-19 shutdowns began. Others are returning to the sport after years without playing.
With new safety precautions at the golf course such as touchless ball retrieval and closed clubhouses, you can hit the course without risking your health. New players might miss some features like personal training sessions, but there are a variety of remote tools to get better at the game. Learning to play golf can be extremely rewarding, and it’s always satisfying to see your skills improve over time.
No commute to the office? Commute to the golf course instead!
Though golf is the ultimate social distancing sport, you still need to take typical safety precautions if you plan on golfing more often. Wearing a mask and avoiding contact with others are essential for staying safe and healthy. Making sure to sanitize your equipment as well can help prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria.
If your usual activities have been postponed due to the pandemic, golfing is a perfect way to get out of the house and add some structure to your day. Whether you are an old pro or have never set foot on a putting green, at Calabasas Country Club, we are happy to have you.