EXPLORING
THE
HEALTH &
WELLBEING
BENEFITS
OF GOLF...
...BY
STUDYING
THESE
BENEFITS,
CONSIDERING
THE
RISKS....
...AND
PROVIDING
ACADEMIC
BACKING
TO
SUPPORT
THE
GAME.

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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Coronavirus [COVID-19] Resource Hub

The Golf & Health Project, in partnership with the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG], have created Coronavirus [COVID-19] hubs containing a variety of resources that look at creating safe playing, coaching, and operational environments within the world of golf.

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Coronavirus [COVID-19] Update

The Coronavirus Pandemic has spread across a large number of countries, with a variety of guidelines having been put in place. In those countries where the population has not been told to fully self-isolate then golf can provide health enhancing physical activity and safe social interaction in a low risk environment.

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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.

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THE BENEFITS

Live Longer

LIVE LONGER

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

Healthy Mind

HEALTHY MIND

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

Healthy Body

HEALTHY BODY

Golf can provide moderate intensity physical activity, and can be expected to decrease the risk of over 40 major chronic diseases…

Wellness Benefits

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…

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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 major championship victories…

Aaron Baddeley
Annika Sorenstam
Brooke Henderson
Gary Player
Padraig Harrington
Ryann O’Toole
So Yeon Ryu
Zach Johnson

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