Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, delicious food, and reflecting on what we are most thankful for in our lives. It gives us an opportunity to appreciate these things and find a fresh perspective. If you are a golf enthusiast, this is the time of year to show gratitude for your golf outings while stuffing your face with pumpkin pie.
Before you put yourself into a food coma, reflect on these 6 things golf makes us thankful for:
Whether near or far, your golf outings are sacred. The ability to travel and play a few rounds allows you to experience the world while doing what you love. Think of how many memories you’ve made just from traveling, let alone a round of golf. Wherever your next game may take you, cherish the opportunity to see regions you wouldn’t otherwise travel to if it weren’t for golf.
The mere fact that you are capable of golfing is something to be extremely thankful for. Not everyone can swing a golf club or even walk around a golf course. Good health is one thing many take for granted, so be gracious that you can get out and play.
A golf outing is never complete without good company. Head out to the course alone and you’ll most likely find yourself paired up with new friends. Bring a few existing friends and they will witness every hole-in-one and embarrass you about every missed putt. A day on the course just wouldn’t be the same without a little banter from your friends or family.
Ability to Learn
No one was born into this world a pro golfer. Over time, you’ve picked up on a lot while learning to improve your golf game. You can adjust your swing and speed to play your ball just right. You know when to change out your club to get the right distance. You may have even mastered the art of getting your ball out of a bunker and onto the green. Little did you know, why you were tackling your game of golf you were also learning valuable life lessons such as how to be patient with others and be a more respectful person.
Even if your game may be a bit off, a bad day on the course will always be better than a day in the office. Nothing beats the smell of fresh cut fairways while catching sun rays. Crack open a cold one while you wait your turn and soak up the beautiful weather. It doesn’t get much better than this.
All good things take time. Patience is a virtue and an exercise of self-control. Golf challenges our minds to be more methodical; planning, formulating, and strategizing our next move. You can’t force a great shot, it will humble those who are hurried and reward those who are patient.
There are so many things to be thankful for, and we hope it extends beyond golf. This Thanksgiving, savor your turkey dinner while appreciating all the opportunities life provides.