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The 5 People You Can Meet in a Golf Course

The 5 People You Can Meet in a Golf Course

Hint: It’s not just your caddy.

When someone is looking for the best golf stay and pay package, he or she is possibly hoping to enjoy some lavish indulgences. However, everybody has a different approach to a golf vacation. While many greatly value the social aspect of the game and consider the course an ideal setting for meeting new people, others view a golf vacation as the perfect way to reunite with childhood pals and rekindle old flames. Some go on a golf vacation to network with people that matter for their businesses.

Others find the fairways to be the perfect place to come face to face with their inner selves. Socializing is a big part of golfing as the idyllic setting of a golf course provides ample opportunities to people looking to know a person or a group on a more personal level and subsequently forge a deeper relationship. A golf vacation can do wonders for you if you are looking forward to bonding with the following types of people:

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1. Future Business Partner

Fairways are more conducive to business deals than a boardroom where you can have only measured interactions. A golf course allows people to get to know one another in a more relaxed environment. You can even make use of your golfing skills to impress your future partner. One point to be noted, though — a chance encounter at the golf course does not automatically grow into a powerful connection. You need to have some planning to grow a casual nicety into something real.

2. Future Life Partner

Meeting your perfect partner is said to be written in the stars. So what do we singles do about this? Well, you have two choices – either sit and wait for the right person to cross your road or simply venture to write your own destiny and be at the right places at the right time to meet your future soul-mate. All of us are busy and it’s not easy to find a person with whom you may want to spend your whole life. However, golf might help. Wondering how? The scenic backdrop, a relaxed pace of the game and the long walk through the course would all play the cupid for you, while the shared passion ensures that it is least likely that you two would get bored of each other very soon.

3. Old Pal

Life would not be as nearly exciting without friends. And nothing could be more fun than bumping into an old pal from college or even high school. Any reunion has enormous elements of drama and when the meeting happens in the fairways, after a long hiatus, it carries with it the potentials of a blockbuster. Walk side by side reliving the happy memories and sharing a good laugh over the shared past, crack jokes on one another’s swings or just buzz it out in the clubhouse in the evening, a golf vacation is a perfect way to reconnect with a long-lost friend. Catching up with an old friend is an extremely happy occasion and a golf outing can facilitate that without making any one of you feel creepy or awkward.

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    4. Characters of Your Future Book

    Does an author reside inside you who has always dreamt of taking the literary world by storm? But do your gray cells refuse to cooperate whenever you hit the keyboard so that you stop short of creating intriguing characters that would make your readers think, laugh and cry? Again, a golf course is the place, where you can find interesting characters for your future book.

    From utterly annoying to hilariously funny and from the loner to the ultimate gossipy – a golf course is more like an enormous open book that would let you make a detailed study into human characters. You will come across that hot-tempered guy who makes a good candidate for the anger management program that your boss was talking about the other day. Let him miss another swing on the par and see the balls, caps, stray branches and other things fly across the green. And the language? It would sure make Tiger Woods run for cover!

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    Then there might be that fashion hara-kiri guy, whose attire will make you feel like you are watching a 1929 Ryder Cup match. Should you be spending your weekend in a golf resort, you are expected to come across a whole gamut of colorful characters. Study them in between playing your shots, and you will have your plate full for your maiden novel.

    5. Yourself

    The personality of a human being is the sum total of multiple aspects. Sometimes we strive to hide certain parts of our character from ourselves, simply because we consider them bad, and so undesirable. This tendency is only normal, as every person strives to be perfect. But all of us have some elements of gray areas inside us. Like them or not, they are only valid parts of our personality. It is because of the pressure of the socially acceptable norms dictating the line between ‘acceptable’ and unacceptable’ that we tend to mask them or bury them deep into our subconscious.

    But at some point of time, you must come face to face with yourself and see yourself as who you really are. It is important because meeting the real you and facing reality actually make you come to terms with life, ultimately making you happy. There cannot be any better place than a golf ground, where you can discover the inner you, perhaps for the first time in life. This introspection can go a long way to enrich yourself.

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    All sports have immense emotional and health benefits. It is, however, the social side of golf that differentiates the gentleman’s game from any other outdoor games. Whether you are in search of your life partner or simply seeking to stand face to face with yourself for some honest introspection, a golf course is a place to be. Availing the luxury of the best stay and play golf package in an exotic golf destination is absolutely worth if you are looking forward to meeting the right people and nurture long-term relationships.

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    Last Updated on December 9, 2019

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

    Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

    Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

    1. Get Rationally Optimistic

    Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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    This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

    In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

    The result: no more mental stress.

    2. Unplug

    Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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    How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

    It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

    Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

    3. Easy on the Caffeine

    Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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    Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

    4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

    That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

    How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

    • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
    • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
    • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

    While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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    5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

    This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

    The result: mental stress will be gone!

    So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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