There's a real buzz about golf at the moment, especially after the Olympic success in Rio, Brazil.
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I tuned in with excitement, after all this was history in the making, and not just for the cracking game of golf that the girls played, no this was the first time that golf had been played as an Olympic sport since 1900. I imagine a lot has changed since then in golf, most definitely the fashion! (thank god)
60 female players from around the world teed off in style, all competing for that golden chance to win a medal for their country. The pressure was on, the temperature rose as tee shots were hit across the green. It made for some fantastic TV viewing.
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The game of golf has long been dominated by men, women golfers have been excluded from male-only clubs and they don’t get the same amount of media coverage as male golfers.
Women golfers are taking up the sport in their droves and it's easy to see why, it’s the perfect exercise (walking for 4-5 hours, hitting golfballs) it's pro-social, it's competitive, inclusive and also great for networking. (for more health benefits to taking up golf see Grab Your Golf Clubs and Go)
Female participation is soaring across Europe, with Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands seeing women players increase exponentially. In fact the women's game is growing faster than the men's!
Yep WE are growing the game. Don’t we need a little more recognition for that?
Golf has this image of being for old fuddy-duddy types, well that’s just not the case anymore, look at some of the top female players, Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Lexi Thompson (USA) and Charley Hull (UK), they're giving the sport a new and fresh young feel with their energy and vitality.
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Women’s golf is rocking right now, we have some of the youngest, talented and inspiring female golfers in the world playing the game. There hasn’t been a better time to enjoy a round of golf, and now that it's back in the Olympics, I'm certain that will only have a positive impact driving more new players to take up golf!
Huge congrats to Inbee Park for a fabulous game, you're well deserving of that golf gold!
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