Tag: health

Mar 21

Is Golf Bringing us Health?

Golf Health

Does Golf Help Your Health? Game Brings Joy and Torture, Depending on How We Respond to It I was moved by an article written by Anya Alvarez, who was a professional golfer for four years, before leaving the game for a writing career. Alvarez suggests that for her, the pressure of the professional game was …

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Jan 10

Explaining Golf’s Pleasures to Uninitiated

golf's pleasures

Golf’s Pleasures Just A Link Away Every sport has its disciples who swear by its exhaustive list of sensory and health pleasures. They also have a corresponding group of skeptics that wonder aloud, “Why would anyone do that?” Baseball, football, curling, badminton – golf…they all have it, even boxing, so they say. The naysayers don’t …

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Mar 01

Golf and the Heart

Golf Should Be Good For You…But A lot of us met one very fortunate golfer last week at the Honda Classic. He was playing very well, put in a good round, made the cut and promptly celebrated by having a heart attack. The first report I read was that the attack was not of the …

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Nov 05

Germs on Tour

Germs on Tour

Germ Risks of Touring Not only are the PGA and LPGA Tours much longer than they used to be, creating the need to think about pacing oneself from week to week, but they go to a lot more exotic places than they used to. Since it’s the Earth, and the human race we’re dealing with …

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Sep 08

Smokin’ Golf-Ups and Downs

Cigarettes and Smoking Still Part of Golf Culture For those of us who have lived through a certain number of decades, the culture of cigarette smoking has evolved from a matter of public glamor and tranquility to a counterintuitive habit in regards to almost anything that requires physical action. I once heard a tape of …

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