What’s so Great about Golf?

What’s so Great about Golf?

The golf course has long been known as the place where business deals get done. But, golf is also great recreation for any age.

For what reasons do you golf?

This ESL lesson will improve your English, and help you explore the various reasons why people love to golf.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

What's Great about Golf 2

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. How often do you play golf?

  • Once a week
  • Bi-weekly
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Annually

2. With whom do you usually play golf? Check all circles that apply.

  • Friends
  • Coworkers
  • Customers
  • Relatives/family
  • Alone
  • Other people

3. When did you first take up golf?

  • As a child
  • As a teenager
  • As a college student
  • During my career

4. When will you play golf next?

  • Tomorrow
  • This weekend
  • Next week
  • In a month
  • In a couple of months
  • Several months later
  • In a year
  • I have no idea

5. Which courses have you played in your country?

6. Have you taken golf lessons?

  • Yes
  • No

7. How often do you practice at the driving range?

  • Every day
  • Every few days
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Yearly

8. Have you golfed abroad?

  • Yes
  • No

9. If you’ve golfed abroad, in what regions have you played?

  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Europe
  • A different country

10. What are the 2 best ways to improve your golf game?

  • Buy better golf clubs
  • Visit the local driving range more frequently
  • Visit the golf course more often
  • Play more virtual golf
  • Go on more golf package tours abroad
  • Another reason

Part III: Share Your Opinions

What's Great about Golf

Discuss the Photo

1. Is she putting, chipping, or driving balls?

2. What do you think of her swing form?

3. How much is it to have a personal golf coach in your country?

Discussion Activity

Imagine you’re a member of Toastmasters International.

Toastmasters is a non-profit organization helping people develop their public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs worldwide since 1924.

At this week’s Toastmasters meeting you’ve been asked to prepare a group presentation about why you and your members like golf.

Carefully select 5 of the reasons below as the main speaking points for your presentation.

Reach a consensus with your group members through discussion.

Top 10 Great Things About Golf
  • Exercise
  • Friendship
  • Nature
  • Challenging
  • Business networking
  • Relaxing
  • Solitude
  • Vacation
  • Lifelong game
  • It’s fun

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