Golf: A Perfect After-School Activity

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Parents have to worry about leaving their kids home alone after school while they are at work. This is a more common occurrence than people think. Students are left unsupervised everyday after school, which puts those students at higher risk to put in bad situations than students that have a place to go after school. This problem can be solved by having an afterschool program to help students stay proactive after school and giving them a competitive environment while they can still learn and better themselves at the same time. Golf is a sport known for it fun environment and challenging circumstances. Golf can be used as an after school program to help promote health and wellness, to give students a positive environment outside of school hours, and give them the ability to use the strategy learned in golf to everyday life.

Golf is a great tool to use after school hours to help students obtain health and wellness while having fun. Golf is an active outdoor sport that involves loads of walking and various flexibility work outs. According to Golf Magazine’s article, Fountain of Truth, “walking a eighteen hole golf course is roughly the same as walking five miles”. A golf course can have many different hills and landscapes, which provides an intense workout for students’ legs. Carrying golf bags add tons of resistance for students as they walk around the course, and this keeps students healthy and active after school. Students will also have a chance to burn off energy that usually gets them in trouble.

Golf can provide a fun outdoor experience for students to participate in after school. Students usually go home and sit in front of a TV for hours. It has been said that “Students spend six hours and 47 minutes watching TV” (Stew...

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