Retirement: Golfing is Good for You!
One of the best ways to avoid boredom and depression in retirement is to participate in several hobbies. If golf is one of your hobbies now, then plan to kick it up a notch in retirement. Research has shown that seniors who participant in at least some group activities are less prone to depression, health problems and live longer lives. So, in addition to playing solo rounds - join a golf league and go to golf clinics or golf tournaments with a friend.
Senior Golf Leagues
The American Seniors Golf Association is dedicated to providing its members with a Championship golf event schedule augmented with a variety of social functions. By securing world-class sites in desirable locations, the ASGA attracts competitive amateur golfers ages 55 and over from all over the United States.
Both the PGA and LPGA offer golf clinics. The LPGA Golf Clinics for Women helps women become better at golf and raises money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information on the clinics, contact The Jane Blalock Company at 800-262-7888 or visit JBCgolf.com.
The PGA of America clinics are offered at its PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The facilities are open to the public and are available to players of all levels. For more information on the PGA Village, visit its web site.
The PGA has tournaments throughout the year. You can view their tournament schedules on its web site. If you want to do more than watch on the side lines, than try the USGA. The USGA conducts at least 13 national championships throughout the spring and summer months - 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. Here you can find MAJOR AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
But, you will not be able to golf in retirement or participate in any of your other hobbies if you have not adequately planned for your retirement. Make sure you have the financial resources to participate in the hobbies you choose, by using Bob's Free retirement calculator . Also consider using the Financial Tips & Hints newsletter, which provides retirement news and investment education for the individual investor. Through this newsletter, you will become informed and empowered to take over control of your investments. The service is absolutely 100% FREE for everyone.
Retirement can be a great time to devote more time to golf and other hobbies as well. Make sure the hobbies you choose are a mixture of solo and group activities. It is also important to include activities with people already in your social network, as well as those who are not. People who plan an active life after retirement tend to be happier, healthier, and live longer than those who have no such plans. So, that is an order, play golf in retirement - it is good for you.
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