A harsh relapse

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Golf weather was just around the corner, then it arrived, and now we have a harsh reality to deal with, and that is winter is taking its last gasp and taking away our nice weather. So many times we get a false of security when the weather gets warm for a few days, only do get hit with a strong spring storm and a cold front.

However, there are ways to still keep hitting the links once this cold front has occurred. The ways in which to do this involve being prepared for the inevitability. The first way in which to do so is finding the right equipment.

In the event of a storm

Make sure to bring extra covers for your clubs. Chances are that wet conditions can lead to negative consequences for your clubs, and once covers get wet, it is time to switch them out. Also, you will want a good jacket. People underestimate how important comfort is while golfing. If you are cold, you cannot golf, so come prepared.

Lastly, it is crucial that you bring a good pair of shoes. Even in the most pristine of conditions, golf shoes can get wet and uncomfortable. There are a number of waterproof golf shoes that can help you not only stay dry, but give you the grip you need to be at the peak of your game. By coming prepared, it is possible to still enjoy the great game of golf despite what mother nature has to say.

Golf as an Olympic sport

A lot of people are excited to see that golf will be featured at the summer Olympics this year after over a hundred years of not being featured. And while this news excites many, it makes others question why this is the case. The main argument for golf as an Olympic sport is its rich history in the world and its enjoyment by millions of people across the planet. It is almost strange to think that someone would not want to see golf featured in the Olympics, but those people do exist.

The main argument against is golf as an Olympic sport hinges primarily on the already busy schedule of professional golfers. Many are so inundated with golf-related events and commitments, that some are electing not to attend the Olympics at all! Strange that potential gold medal winners would skip the opportunity, but this shows just how busy golfers are.

The debate rages on

While most of the people that are against golf as an Olympic sport are willing to bite the bullet and attend despite their already busy schedule, many professionals maintain that golf should not be held at the event at all, arguing that it is a sport where people do not train to be Olympians, but simply do it for the enjoyment and potential of becoming a professional golfer.

It is not that the sport itself should not be considered worth of the Olympics, but rather should we put more pressure on golfers, which already have an incredibly busy schedule?

The Birthplace of The Open

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Full of beautiful rolling hills, majestic mountains, and vast wildlife, Scotland is the Northernmost part of the United Kingdom, which also consists of Wales, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Despite the stereotype of Scotland being foggy and rainy all of the time, it’s actually one of the most beautiful and untarnished countries in the world.

Perhaps it is its historical tendency for not being involved in global conflict, or its natural beauty, but Scotland is free of sprawl, blight, and overpopulation, which makes it a vast landscape of picturesque scenery ideal for golfers and vacationers alike.

No wonder it is the birthplace of the oldest and most important golf tournaments.

A matter of opinion

Having golfed all over the world, it is my personal opinion that Scotland is one of the best countries to visit. Its beauty is unlike that of any other country, and its climate is perfect for those that like to golf under the clouds rather than the beating sun. The vast hillsides give the courses a lot of ups and downs, making it incredibly challenging for even the best golfers.

But perhaps why I enjoy golfing in Scotland so much is the simple fact that this is where it all began. Golf was invented in Scotland, and so golfing in the country, even today, gives golfers a sense of being at the heart of it all. Enjoying the beautiful scenery of the country, and realizing that without the great nation of Scotland, golf wouldn’t exist.

The Open: Celebrating History

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The oldest golf tournament still active today, The Open originally took place in Scotland, the country in which golf was invented. Since then, it has been home to a wide variety of champions from all across the world and capture the true nature of the sport. Held in a different city each time, The Open made its way home to St. Andrews, Scotland in 2015.

Representing the roots of the sport, The Open is full of challenging holes and stiff competition in which only the strong survive. It is our pleasure to celebrate the rich history and bountiful future of this legendary golf tournament.

What makes The Open special?

In order to truly appreciate all that The Open represents, it is important to remember its roots. 156 years old, it is the oldest golf tournament in the world and one of the most prestigious. Competitors from all around the world gather annually to see who can capture the cup and become part of golf’s rich legacy.

Won by legendary golfers like Greg Norman and Tiger woods, The Open merges history with modern names to create an event that is appealing to players and spectators of all ages. Not only is The Open a good jumping off point for those new to the sport, but it represents a timeless tradition for seasoned golf enthusiasts.

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