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.
International Consensus on Golf & Health
An International Consensus on Golf & Health has generated various statements that have been agreed upon by international experts and can be used with confidence.
From 17-18 October various events will take place in London, UK, around the Consensus with the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the UK government, and The R&A.
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
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.
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 and Parkinson’s Disease – Anthony Blackburn
18th December 2018
Creator of GOLF IN SOCIETY, Anthony Blackburn, has set out to improve the lives of the ageing population introducing them to golf's health & wellbeing benefits...
Golf and Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Anne-Marie Wills
17th December 2018
Dr Anne-Marie Wills, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been conducting research into the effects of activity on Parkinson’s Disease patients...
Adaptive Golf & Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities – Filips Bernadskis & Santa Trofimova
16th December 2018
Filips Bernadskis & Santa Trofimova explain how golf being used therapeutically by the Latvian Spinal Cord Injury Society in their work around using ‘adaptive golf’ as part of rehabilitation...