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
Golf As a Public Health Panacea – BJSM Podcast
17th June 2017
Dr Roger Hawkes & BJSM look at health benefits of golf and assessing & managing golfers that walk through clinic doors...
Golfers & Longevity
9th March 2017
We know that physical inactivity (i.e. NOT being active) kills millions of people around the world each year. So could playing golf reduce the risk of an early death?!
Golf & Spectators
9th March 2017
Golf spectators are somewhat unique in sport as they will often be walking just as far as the competitors themselves...