Getting Out Remains an Important Part of Being Social

Grocery Store Getaway
The gift of gab.

You have it.

Today, however, you have fewer places to take it.
A few months back when the grocery store was still one of the centers of socialization you often found yourself talking to friends you had not seen in weeks and neighbors who you see everyday. And on those occasions when you were really in a rush, you found yourself scanning the aisles to avoid persons of interest as much as you were on the lookout for the items on your list.

The gab that you love to gift has suffered as a result. You find that you are talking to yourself more often these days and even when you promise yourself that you will be a listener when you do end up on a phone call with friends you find yourself taking over the conversation. Perhaps this is at the reason you have annoyed your sister, and she no longer answers or returns your calls or texts. Shopping online is, of course, the safest way that most Americans are checking off their weekly lists, but you still long for the aisles of your neighborhood grocery store even though you are getting what you need and heading out the door in record time.

From Grocery Stores to Golf Courses the World Is Changing

If the grocery store has changed in the way that it operates, it only makes sense that other things will have changed as well. And while many people may find that they are not able to chat their way through the aisles of a grocery store, the golf course remains one place where long conversations can still occur. In fact, of all the activities and events that were cancelled in the Spring of 2020, your local golf course was likely the one place that was able to remain open. A sport that is defined by social distancing, the game of golf is literally about individual players seeking out their lone ball and not until the very end of each hole do players find themselves all at the same spot.

And even if you are not a player who has perfected the drive from the tee or the chip onto the greens, there are plenty of places where you can get the practice you need to perfect these and other skills. A combination of the latest high definition golf simulators and hitting venues that are set up as family and friend recreational locations, any golfer who wants to work on a skill has the opportunity.

And given that fewer than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, it only makes sense that more people should take up a sport like golf that encourages movement and time spent in the great outdoors. With only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week the limitations of how many people can be in a gym at any one time is disappointing, but the game of golf has fewer restrictions.

Grocery stores and golf courses may not initially seem like they have a lot in common, but the they are both places that are adapting to what is the new normal.

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