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 & Health at the 2018 Ryder Cup
26th September 2018
Whilst the spectators at the Ryder Cup are witness to a week of incredible golf, they will also gain many of the same benefits as the players themselves...
Golf Goes Head to Head With Dementia
25th August 2018
The UK's National Care Association speak to Golf in Society creator, Anthony Blackburn, about his efforts to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease using golf...
2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open – Watching the Health Benefits of Golf Rack Up
2nd August 2018
It is not just the golfers competing in the 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open that are benefiting from being at a golf event - the spectators will also be racking up some benefits of their own...