The Golf & Health Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation, aims to study the many and varied health & wellbeing benefits of golf, consider any risks, and to publish regularly in international, peer-reviewed journals.

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The Benefits

LIVE LONGER

Those that play golf live 5 years longer, than those that don’t play

HEALTHY MIND

Regular physical activity/ exercise decreases the risk of anxiety, depression and dementia

HEALTHY BODY

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

WELLNESS BENEFITS

Golf has been shown to have confidence, self-esteem, self-worth benefits

Policy Makers and Golf & Health

UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health & Primary Care, Steve Brine MP, recently joined Golf & Health representatives to meet with Golf in Society, The Golf Foundation & England Golf to find out more about the exciting health & wellness work these bodies are undertaking…

Golf in Society – Golf’s Affect on the Lives of Those Living With Dementia & Parkinson’s

The GOLF IN SOCIETY project is a social enterprise with a vision to improve the lives of the ageing population by introducing them to the health & wellbeing benefits of golf, particularly in those with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

We visited one of their sessions at the Lincoln Golf Centre to find out more about their inspiring work.

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Ambassadors

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