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Golf Tips: Making Time for the Game, A Woman’s Perspective

When I talk to women of all ages, I find that one of the biggest barriers to getting into golf is finding time for it.

Time is tough because we all feel like we are running out of it and just don’t have enough. We are constantly looking for balance—the right work-life balance, balanced meals, balance in our golf swing… So, how can we find balance in our leisure activities and play golf?

Well, the hard truth is you just have to make time; but the good news is golf doesn’t have to be a huge commitment to enjoy the benefits.

Pack your workout/golf clothes in your car and plan to hit a small bucket of balls at the driving range on your way home from work. This could be a 30-minute activity that you add to your regular workout routine.

Play and walk nine holes on a weekend morning before all your other activities start. Make it a social activity with you, your kids, spouse or your friends.

Most golf courses have social golf activities centered around wine and food, and we know we can all make time for wine and food. (The Mountain Course in Incline Village has Nine & Wine events that start at 5 p.m. so that working folks can make it. These events encourage all levels of golfers to participate and are a lot of fun.)

Lastly, play with your kids if you have them. Kids are the future of the game, so most courses are creating junior programs and offering low-cost junior rates. (The Mountain Course offers Sunday Family Fun Days where kids play free with a paying adult all season long.)

Finding balance is key, so contact any of the golf pros at your local course to find out all the fun opportunities there might be for women of all skill levels. 

Ashley Wood is the head golf professional at the Incline Village Mountain Golf Course.

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