Why I Play Better Golf When I Walk the Course

Why I Play Better Golf When I Walk the Course

As the saying goes, sometimes the simplest changes can make the biggest difference. That's exactly what I discovered over 30 years of playing the game I love. To walk the golf course instead of using a cart made me feel better. My overall gameplay improved, my experience on the course became more enjoyable, and I found myself more engaged in the round. Let me share with you some insights into this decision, the physical and mental benefits, and how walking the course can truly enhance your golf game.

A Walk Down Golf History Lane

Golf, in its earliest forms, was designed as a walking game. In the 15th century Scotland, golfers would stroll the links, caddy in tow, discussing strategy and course conditions as they went. It wasn't until the 1950s that motorized golf carts became popular in the US. While the use of carts made navigating courses easier, somehow the essence of the game was lost in the process.

Reaping the Benefits of Walking

The choice to walk the course not only brought me closer to golf's roots, but also unlocked a myriad of physical and mental benefits. For starters, walking 18 holes can burn numerous calories and helps to improve stamina. As I walked, I found that my body stayed loose and prepared for the next shot. Furthermore, walking allowed me to fully experience the beauty of my surroundings and gain a better understanding of the course layout.

Mentally, walking the course improved my focus. This connection to the course's terrain and environment helped me make better shot selections. As renowned golfer, Ben Hogan, once said, "The most important shot in golf is the next one." By walking, I was truly able to feel and understand the course, enabling me to perform better and have fun.

Tips for Walking the Golf Course

To enhance your walking experience, I highly recommend investing in a high-quality golf bag with a comfortable strap, such as the Goat Golf Bag. Designed for the traditionalist at heart and available at BendGSC.com, this elevated bag offers style, functionality, and an unparalleled experience on the course.

The Road Ahead

I encourage you to take the plunge and walk the golf course on your next round. Try it out and share your own personal experiences in the comments section below. The physical and mental benefits of walking, combined with the connection to the heritage of the game, will likely improve your overall experience.

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Happy walking and better golfing!

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