Beat the bulge by playing golf

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 25 March 2019

How do we get ourselves into shape in order to live a healthier life?

Exercise plays a massive part in getting fit, along with eating the right foods, and sport can play a major role in getting people active and out of the house, golf is one of the many sports where fitness can come without the person realising it.

As a sport golf challenges, you both physically and mentally, it also offers you the chance to increase your social skills alongside those who you go round the course with.

One of the best places to give it a try is Werneth Golf Club right in the heart of Oldham.

Nestled in the middle of houses and a stones throw from the like of Park Cakes, Werneth has been challenging people to shoot as lower score as possible for 110-years but don’t let appearances be deceptive.

Werneth Golf Club

Known around the North West as one of the shortest 18 holes in the region it allows those who play regularly or those who want to give it a try the perfect excuse for playing the game but not walking miles while also offering a tough test.

The course is relatively flat so none of those up and down courses which leave you out of breath by the end of the third hole.

It also offers you a very warm welcome before, during and after your round, ensuring you enjoy the atmosphere both on the course and in the club house even if you spend more time looking for your ball than striking it!

Located on Green Lane in Oldham, the course is open to it’s 170-180 playing members but it also is there for those who want to give it a try by turning up and playing on the day.

As well as playing the course and enjoying the welcoming atmosphere, you’ll also be getting a good workout of your legs, arms, shoulders, hips and brain all at the same time, making it the perfect sport for anyone who wants to get fit but doesn’t fancy going to the gym three times a week.


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