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Get Physical: How About a Round of Golf?

This weekend, do something nice for your husband (and your body) and go see a golf tournament.

Recently my husband has convinced me to go see a few golf tournaments with him. At first I was reluctant because I anticipated that I would be sedentary and bored. However, a couple of months ago The Pebble Beach Pro AM was underway and I am a sucker for celebrity sightings so after much practice of my golf clap, on we went.

I was pleasantly surprised that I had a great time. Turns out, if you really want to see a gold tournament then you've got to walk from hole to hole. Before you know it, you've walked 18 holes and added a big number to your daily step count and the friendly competition between my husband and myself made the day really fun. Plus, he was thrilled that I was watching golf with him. Check out GolfOnline.com to see what tours are coming to a course near you.

From then on, we've made it a point to go see golf tournaments (if they are in town) together. If there are no good tours coming to town, then every now and again we will actually play a few holes ourselves. The course we usually go to does not allow carts, so we end up burning a lot of calories lugging our clubs around. I also really enjoy the driving range because it is less intimidating but still active. As spring approaches it's great to be outside and golf is a great way for you to enjoy it with your husband, your brother, your dad, and your family... anyone really. So, try it out!

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mrsgrillo mrsgrillo 8 years
I love going to play golf. When I started dating my husband, I realized I would need to golf to spend time with him in the summer (winter is snowboarding) and it's such a great sport to take up. At times I find it frustrating because I am still learning, and my husband is really good, and I feel like I am slowing him down. There is NOTHING better, in my opinion, than going out and walking 18 holes on a gorgeous day. I probably play 4-5 times a week on And I really love going to watch tournaments as well. I have been to a couple US Opens and a few other tournaments. You have a real appreciation of how great the players are, because the courses are so hard.
JKe895 JKe895 8 years
I have always wanted to learn how to play. I know that it's not easy and I would probably be chasing the ball all over the green but I still would put as much effort forward. It's always been interesting!
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 8 years
Nothing, however, beats the SARCASTIC golf clap. When paired with a fake english accent, it is umbeatable!!!!!
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 8 years
Nothing, however, beats the SARCASTIC golf clap. When paired with a fake english accent, it is umbeatable!!!!!
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 8 years
ah, the underappreciated golf clap.
scratch5 scratch5 8 years
I haven't tried golf in years and think I might just like it now. I do love how politely everyone claps after the player sinks a putt.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 8 years
I don't know if I could be quiet that long. :) I'm so super excited about golf now! Last year all I did was go to the driving range. The Man insisted that going there would never help me learn how to play for real. But then in Feb. we played virtual golf (Pepple Beach!) at a restaurant in town and he said that while its way easier (duh!) it probably helped me a lot, so now I'm not scared to go like I was all last year. (I could so imagine that: "Fore! Fore! FORE!!")
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 8 years
I don't know if I could be quiet that long. :)I'm so super excited about golf now! Last year all I did was go to the driving range. The Man insisted that going there would never help me learn how to play for real. But then in Feb. we played virtual golf (Pepple Beach!) at a restaurant in town and he said that while its way easier (duh!) it probably helped me a lot, so now I'm not scared to go like I was all last year. (I could so imagine that: "Fore! Fore! FORE!!")
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