The Golf & Health Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation, aims to explore the many and varied health and well-being benefits of golf by investigating current, academically-reviewed research and conducting innovative, new research to explore other areas and opportunities.
Those that play golf live 5 years longer, than those that don’t play
Regular physical activity/ exercise decreases the risk of anxiety, depression and dementia
Golf can provide moderate intensity physical activity, and can be expected to decrease the risk of over 40 major chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, colon and breast cancer
Golf has been shown to have confidence, self-esteem, self-worth benefits
The Golf & Health Project has a team of fantastic ambassadors from around the world, Between them they have over 350 professional tournament victories, including 30 “majors” – Click their names below to find out more!
- Aaron Baddeley
- Annika Sorenstam
- Brooke Henderson
- Gary Player
- Padraig Harrington
- Ryann O’Toole
- So Yeon Ryu
- Zach Johnson
Murray & Dunstan Pair Up For 200 Mile Ryder Cup Run
10th September 2017
Fitness fanatics, Dr Andrew Murray & Paul Dunstan, are teaming up to run 200 miles from Wentworth Club in England to Le Golf National in France...
Can Spectating at Golf Events Be Good for Your Health?
11th August 2017
Spectating is not unique to golf, but gaining health benefits from watching golf events just might be...
The Science Bit: Golf Spectating Health Benefits
2nd August 2017
Looking at the science behind the health Benefits of Golf Spectating in more depth with the Golf & Health Team...