And what is real golf? Fishermen in Scotland playing golf for fun and socialising with lots of beers afterwards? Or the traditional rule-driven regular group playing under qualifying conditions? Or top-golfers playing for course records with 300 meter drives? Or weekly golfers that play mainly to be outdoors with their friends in nature, where the score is nice but not key.

Inspired by tech driven computer games, mass- and social media, the speed of life has increased and the need for adventure too. These developments requires golf to spice up the game, loose some of the entry hurdles and to focus on the many existing and possibly new fun factors that golf can offer.

When life is stressful and busy, golf is a great way to inject some much-needed fun into your life. There’s no better way to spend some of your free time than sharing laughs and a game of golf with close friends and family.

1. Me-time

Golf gives you a precious space of your own that can help you recharge your batteries and alleviate stress. Its unique combination of fresh air, exercise and socialising means it can help calm your worries, keep you healthy and give you a better perspective. Learning something new and progressing with the sport will also give you a sense of achievement.

2. Step away from technology

Technology now encroaches on every area of your life and you can find yourself constantly bombarded with texts, calls and emails – apart from when you head out on to the golf course. Leave the phone behind and head out without interruption for a few hours of golf, rest and recreation.

3. Make golf FUN for you

For many golf is a fun way to spend an afternoon with the family or friends. For some it may be playing in a tournament. The idea is that golf is fun in different ways for different people!