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.
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
Getting Back in the Swing: GPs Urged to Refer Older Patients for Golf Lessons
18th July 2018
Health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons, after a new report showed that golf builds muscle strength, reduces blood pressure and improves life satisfaction.
Can Spectating at Golf Events Be Good for Your Health?
16th July 2018
Spectating is not unique to golf, but gaining health benefits from watching golf events just might be...
Stirring Golfing Memories at Carnoustie
16th July 2018
Wonderful memories will be created by the victor in The 147th Open at Carnoustie – but it’s stirring memories that is helping improve people’s lives in the Angus town...