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Should You Invest in a Golf Franchise?

When starting a new business, it’s best to invest in something you love. If you’re a golfer who would rather be on the course hitting irons than anything else, there’s a strong possibility a Golf Franchise is the way to go. You also need to be willing to invest your time in running the business. Ask yourself the following questions before making a commitment:

1. Are you interested in the latest Golf Technology? There is no investment opportunity in equipment such as clubs, balls, and shafts, or in clothing, as they are all dominated by the major manufacturers – unless you buy stock. There is however an enormous investment opportunity in computerized golf swing analysis, fitness evaluation and training, as well as in golf simulators. You just need to be interested in technology.

2. Do you have the funds to invest in a Franchise? If not, does the franchiser facilitate financing?

3. Will the Franchiser provide you with the know-how? Will they teach you how to effectively perform for example a Golf Swing Analysis and provide feedback and recommendations to your clients? Will they teach you how to effectively market your full range of Golf Assessment and Training services to golfers in your area?

Franchising is a way to mitigate the risk of starting a new venture, because you’re investing in a business that has proven to be successful and you’re provided with all the know-how. Most start-ups make mistakes in the beginning which can cost them a lot of money and from which they eventually learn. Some are able to turn their businesses around. Someone who chooses the franchise route gets an express pass through the initial precarious years of starting a business and can see profitability much earlier. Usually franchisers have figured out the success model and are able to directly provide it to the franchisee, so there’s no experimenting with different marketing tactics to see which one works.

At the same time you need to know that the success of any business venture will require effort from your end; you won’t be spoon fed success. It’ll be your responsibility to implement the business model and recommendations provided by the franchiser and to put in the effort, especially in the beginning.

If you love golf and agree that golf technology is the way to go, then I recommend that you invest in a state-of-the-art Golf Center. Usually this will include a High Definition Simulator, Golf Swing Analysis technology that records and analyzes every motion a golfer makes as well as Golf Club Fitting and Golf Putting Analysis technology. Having an indoor simulator allows golfers to play year-round regardless of weather conditions, as well as at night; the golf technology, allows them to assess their performance and improve their game.

If you’re passionate about golf, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are willing to put in the effort, then a golf franchise is the way to go.

Indoor and Outdoor Sports – A Fun Way to Keep Fit

We always hear health professionals telling us that we need to indulge in any sort of physical activity to stay healthy and fit. Many people find jogging or walking as a great outdoor activity that helps them to stay healthy in a fun way. Many individuals look for more adventure and thrill, there fore look for more enjoyable ways of exercising. Outdoor sports activities are always known to keep people healthy and fit. However, there are also many amazing indoor activities that can also help people in attaining a healthy lifestyle.

Participating in both indoor and outdoor sports can help you in sustaining a healthy mind and body. The exercise involved in these sports activities keep your sugar level to an acceptable state, enhance bone density, make your heart and lungs strong, improve circulation and do a lot more. However, during inappropriate weather days many people do not prefer to play outdoor sports, they want to stay indoors and play many of the exciting indoor games.

There are numerous indoor and outdoor games sports that people can enjoy and benefit from. The most poplar is mentioned below:

Indoor Tennis: Many sports and recreational facilities have tennis with them. Even if it is freezing inside you can always play indoor tennis at any time suitable to you.

Soccer and Volleyball: Both an indoor and outdoor game you can play it in your backyard or in the field. Now, many recreational facilities also offer these two games all year long.

Badminton: This game is usually played on the beach. During winter or the rainy seasons you can however play this game in many of the recreational facilities.

Bowling: Bowling is the most popular indoor game for the entire family. It has two teams and the team having the highest score always wins.

Golfing: Golfing can be played both indoors and outdoors. However, it is most enjoyed while being played outside under the beating sun and beautiful scenery that enthralls the game more.

Water Skiing & Wake boarding: This game was initiated in early 1920′s and since then many people are seen wearing thin skis and skating on the water or snow surface at a very high speed. Beginners always start from a low speed and as they master their skills they become better in picking and maintain the speed. Water skiing is more thrilling that wake boarding. For the player it is like an adventure to skate against the waves.

Hockey Sports: Hockey is played against two teams usually of two different countries. Over the time, the importance of hockey has increased tremendously, now many countries have hockey teams with India claiming it as its national game. Hockey is an outdoor game and is most commonly played in the fields.

Cycling: Cycling offers the most exercises and has been stated as the most recreating outdoor sports by many popular sportsmen. It not only promotes great exercise, but also gives the rider a chance to sight see. Mountain biking is very popular amongst youngsters.