Carrying those golf clubs around strengthens your muscles. The stronger your muscles, the better support you have for your skeletal system. The low-impact, light exercise that you get from golf may be just what you need to help prevent diseases like osteoporosis and other degenerative bone diseases. So carry your own clubs and bag. Even though it’s not a lot of weight for some people, just a little bit of weight bearing activity helps strengthen muscles. It’s also safer than high-impact exercises.