Golfers are always looking for a way to improve their game. They practice frequently, get out on the course, weather permitting of course, and they buy the best gear that they are able to afford. But there is one thing to improve their game that they may not always think about. That other thing is adding another sport to their arsenal. The sport of archery.
There are many similarities between golfing and archery. They both involve using shaft-like equipment, they air for a target, the games on played on or practiced on a range, and there is need for consistency and reliability. These similarities could help a golfer really develop and focus their skills. And, what golfer doesn’t want to improve their game while enjoying the themselves with a new challenge, exercise and some relaxation?
The Mental and Physical Game
Both of these sports require the athlete to be mentally and physically strong. They require a great deal of focus in order to hit their targets. Both require a trip to the pro shop to obtain the correct gear. It all varies in price, but good gear for a beginner can be bought at a reasonable price. The pros at both types of shop can help pick out what is needed and give some important tips and recommendations. These sports are both great ways to get some exercise. Many people report that both activities leave them feeling both mentally challenged and physically relaxed as well.
The challenge of getting the hole in one or hitting the bullseye is something many athletes readily accept. Becoming an archer will help the golfer reach that challenge by improving focus and toning muscles. Balance, power and physical stamina are all things readily needed for both games.
Another great thing about these sports are that they both can be enjoyed both inside and outside. There are indoor and outdoor ranges available for both games, allowing for practice time in any kind of weather. Athletes can easily enjoy either activity in warm or cold weather. Both public and private clubs are also frequently found for each of these sports. In recent years, archery courses have even been set up in a similar way to a golf course. This allows the archers to follow along the course, moving from target to target, just like a golf course. This also makes for a nice way to get a little exercise in for the day. So, regardless of the time of year, or the weather, both sports can be enjoyed year-round.
There are many similarities between these two sports. These similarities can really help the athlete advance their golf game by toning muscles, focusing the mind. Another benefit is that these sports can be started at an early age and easily be enjoyed well into the later stages of life. They both allow for the athlete to stretch both mentally and physically. It may be time to branch out, and add another sport to your repertoire to improve your golf game.