Golf Myths – Busted!
Myth 1 – You have to buy loads of expensive equipment.
Golf clubs don’t cost as much as some people think. You can get a decent half set of clubs for the same price as a pair of football boots, and there are plenty of sources online where you can purchase a great second hand set.
Myth 2 – You have to join a ‘members-only’ club and there’ll be a waiting list.
Waiting lists are pretty much a thing of the past and clubs are more welcoming than ever. Most courses offer great value green fees so you can pay as you play. Plus, Scotland has a proud history of public courses run by the local council – all very relaxed, friendly and great fun. Just book a time, turn up and tee off!
Myth 3 – Courses are really expensive.
There are some world famous courses in Scotland where green fees are higher, but that’s what you’d expect with any luxury experience! In Scotland we are blessed with an abundance of golf courses and there’s something for everyone – whether that’s an experience of playing on the same fairways as The Open Championship, or a knockabout with friends at your local club. There’s something for everyone.
Myth 4 – You need a handicap to play golf.
No you don’t. You need one if you want to play in formal competitions, but not if you’re just playing with friends.
Myth 5 – Golf is a difficult game to play.
It’s actually quite simple to pick up. A couple of visits to the driving range and you’ll soon be hitting the ball. You can also speak to your local club to find out about our beginner programmes – ClubGolf for juniors and Get into Golf is for adults. You’ll need to practice to get good, of course, but that’s where the fun is!
Myth 5 – Golf is a game for old fuddy-duddies.
What do Niall Horan, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba and David Beckham have in common, apart from being famous? They all love playing golf to relax, stay in shape and enjoy great times with friends and family!