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Senior Golfers....Time to Play!

Senior Golfers Time to Play!

Senior Golfers Time to Play!

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Some senior golfers have left the game, and some are reluctant to take it up.  Why?  Mainly affordability and degree of difficulty.  I’m here to change your mind on both issues, plus two more!


The current economy is on an upswing, but green fees, etc., are still reflecting recession prices.  Many clubs have opened their doors to non-members with special playing privileges.  Most public courses and ranges offer big discounts regularly.  Some USA clubs offer “Golf-by-the-Hour,” where you can play on a 4 or 5 hole loop for just $20.

The Degree of Difficulty.

New ways of playing the game are being encouraged by the golf industry and embraced by recreational golfers.  “Tee it Forward” means men can shrink the golf course by at least 500 yards and women by as much as 1000 yards.  Check out the new U.S. Recreational Golfers Association (usrga.com), where these 3 rules, along with many others, make the game easier to play.

1. You can move your ball out of a divot, un-raked sand in a bunker or bare turf, and suffer no penalty.

2. You can carry up to 20 clubs and use any clubs that are for sale in stores (including long putters)

3. Out-of-bounds shots incur 1 penalty shot, not 2.

Senior Golfers Time to Play!

Camaraderie is another benefit of playing golf in your later years.


A great boon in equipment for senior golfers includes lightweight drivers, graphite shafts in senior flex, and softer compression balls for players with moderate clubhead speed.  And don’t forget hybrids, truly a great invention that’s made the game a lot easier.

Senior Golfers Time to Play!

Equipment for seniors helps them hit the ball a little further!


Golf Instruction.

Last but not least, golf instruction is more affordable now. Get a package of lessons or take a 3-day “Senior Program” at a reputable golf academy, and you’ll love that you took that jump!

Other benefits for senior golfers include getting out in the fresh air, plenty of exercise, a beautiful environment, and camaraderie with your fellow golfers. This all adds up for me to conclude – PLAY GOLF!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Pictures: Neville Wootton  Ken Mattison

Thank you for reading – Senior Golfers Time to Play!  I hope I inspired you to get back to the game!

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