Our Golf Course may be the Perfect Getaway
COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and advice has been to spend more time at home to reduce the transmission of the virus. With that, most people are seeking a safe escape, which means more time will need to be spent in an outside environment consisting of proper social distancing.
In light of this, golf will provide you with both that perfect escape and form of exercise. With the right precautions, golf might just be the right antidote to lay your stresses at bay.
At Ardencote we will ensure the safest conditions for both players and staff. First, we have introduced electronic payments, where we now take all payments over the telephone to reduce physical contact within the Leisure Club. Second, we regularly sanitise all of our handles, reception counters and flags. Third, the Club will now rake all bunkers, so you do not need to do it yourself.
Golf is different to other physical activities as you are not in close contact with large amounts of people and it is certainly possible to remain several feet of distance between people whilst still playing a good game of golf.
Social Distancing and playing Golf
At this present time the UK Government advice is to be more than six feet away from others. So, you could still play with a group of four people and simply stand a little bit further away than you typically might. The purpose of social distancing is to control the spread of the virus rather than self-protection.
Golfing top tips:
• Carry round a hand-sanitiser gel in your pocket so, if you are required to touch something public you can immediately kill pathogens. There is no need to wait for soap and water, try and stay clean on go
• Don’t hold someone else’s club and remember your distance
• Avoid the 18th-green handshake for now. Why not start a new tradition? Elbow bumps, shoe bumps or even the namaste bow
• If you miss spending time with your friends and family but they aren’t golfers, why not invite them along for a nice walk alongside you playing?
Advantages of playing Golf
Social distancing yourself does not mean you have to remain a complete hermit by never leaving the house. Exercise and fresh air will help to relieve your stress and boost your immune system, this will aid both your mental and physical help. So, golf is the perfect way to exercise without putting yourself or others at risk.
Going outside, enjoying the fresh air, feeling the sun and the rolling green of the golf course is the best way to cheer up. Breathing in fresh air and working out in the open sky has proven health benefits, including lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease and stress release. Spending time in the outdoors will also help to relax your muscle tension, further reducing your stress levels. Exposure to nature will not only make you feel better emotionally but it will contribute to your physical wellbeing, reducing your blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
If you spend lots of time indoors you are at a higher risk of experiencing depression and anxiety due to your low levels of Vitamin D deficiency. The good news is that your body can produce all the vitamin D it needs as long as you remain frequently exposed to the sun. Therefore, going out for a refreshing game of golf will refuel your vitamin D reserves and leave you feeling energised.
A change of Pace
Understandably, your stress and worry levels may be higher than usual – golf can be your remedy. The game itself is designed for a steady pace that allows you to reset, refocus, enjoy the fresh air and enjoy the scenery.
Golf at Ardencote
To help you stay safe and active during this period, we are offering a special discounted golf fee of £10, 18-holes at a tee time to suit you, Monday to Friday.
If you would prefer to get out on the course at a weekend, we are offering a discounted rate of £20 per person.
Click here for further information on our Golf Days or call us to book – 01926 843111.