People enjoy the game of golf for many reasons. Some seek a calm and relaxing way to turn their attention away from life’s stressors. Others find the tranquility of the course, and the walks between holes clears their minds and helps them think of innovative solutions to work challenges. Still, an important benefit of golfing is the continual learning required to learn new skills.
First of all, learning keeps you healthy. When your mind is faced with a struggle and is forced to consider new options to build a workable and successful solution, the brain grows. In scientific terms, the process of learning creates new neural pathways in the brain and keeps it functioning actively. In fact, learning a new skill in one area will make learning a new skill or completing a challenging task in another area of one’s life easier.
Learning a new skill is also very rewarding for a person’s mental state. The process of struggling and finally reaching a successful conclusion gives the brain confidence that complex challenges can be overcome. Those feelings will translate into other portions of the person’s life–both personal and professional. The brain will also remain calmer in future situations because it knows it can deal with difficult problems successfully.
Finally, when they learn new skills or grow their experience, it opens doors for them to widen their social network. Skill development pushes the brain to take an interest in new topics and discussions, encouraging the person to meet new people. For example, as you advance in your golfing ability, you’ll find more in-depth discussions of golfing strategy and technique more interesting, and you’ll find yourself connecting with new friends with similar interests.
What happens if you’re feeling topped out in your golfing skills or, more likely, that you’ve reached a wall in your golf game development? Interestingly, another way to improve your game is by learning a new skill other than golf. As your mind stretches to attack the challenges of a new sport or hobby, you may just find yourself evaluating challenges on the golf course differently, too.
Why not try something new with a Stay and Play package at the Resort at Eagle Point?
Consider combining a round or two at the Eagle Point Golf Club with a trip to one of our local Southern Oregon destinations for your next getaway. During the winter months, many of our guests enjoy adding a day trip to Mt. Ashland Ski Area. Our staff can make all the reservations for you and transport you to the mountain.
At Mr. Ashland Ski Area, you’ll enjoy the spectacular views of the Siskiyou Mountains, and you can take advantage of group or individual lessons to learn how to ski or snowboard. Their professional instructors will help get you set up with all the equipment you need and take you from the basics to the bunny slope to more advanced trails. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the “swoosh swoosh” sounds as you glide across pristine snowcovered slopes.
Come back and warm up at our Chalets. Relax in our luxury boutique accommodations, and then get ready for dinner at the Talon Grill. Let our world-renowned chefs create a delicious dinner that will reward you for trying something new. The Resort at Eagle Point has everything you need for the perfect Stay and Play getaway!