If golf is a sport that you enjoy, chances are you play for yourself and the enjoyment that you get from practicing and playing. That’s great, but did you ever stop to realize how great of a role model you’re being for your daughter by being a golfer?

Golf is a game full of opportunity and with that comes the opportunity to be an excellent role model and possibly instill the love of the game in your daughters, their friends, and other young females in your life.

Here are seven reasons why your daughter should see you playing golf:

Girls Need Role Models

Girls need role models of all kinds, and let’s face it, you are one of the best they can get! You have many ways that you can be a role model for your daughters, and being a golfer shows them your love of the game. This can translate into them wanting to play and discovering that love for the sport too.

More is Caught than Taught

By playing golf, your daughters see you being active, socializing, and developing your skills. These are all great lessons that we want to impart on our kids, but sometimes when we talk about these lessons, our kids tune us out. By setting a good example, you’re teaching lessons without having to tell them over and over again (and you’ll all appreciate that!).

Golf is for Everyone

Golf is a lifetime sport that can be shared across generations and levels. It is one of those rare activities that just about anyone can participate in. Even starting off with going to the driving range, or sparking interest at a mini golf course for your little ones or granddaughters can get them excited about this enjoyable sport.

Show Independence

Playing golf shows that you have a life of your own. Being a golfer requires time, which means you’re making yourself a priority. Not only are you setting a good example for your daughters that if they become a parent then their time and interests still matter, but as your daughters get older, they will probably appreciate that you have a life of your own!