My first impression of the sport, when I started working at Sports Publications, was "ooh dear should men that age really be wearing plaid?!". 

 I was very pleased when it turned out, that although a lot of the men were old and questionably dressed, there was a huge group of up and coming women in the ladies games oozing glamour and strength. It is impossible to watch Michelle Wie smacking the ball down a fairway and not feel empowered. Even if you are making your way through a family sized pack of popcorn slumped on the sofa while you watch her play… 

 If the televised competitive side of things doesn't appeal to you, you can't deny that going out on the course on a sunny afternoon with a group of friends is a perfect way to socialise and exercise.

 Or, failing that, there is something immensely satisfying about whacking some (golf) balls at the driving range...


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