Simply put, golfers live longer, have better overall physical health, and gain wellness/ mental health benefits. These associations are likely due to the golden combination of walking, muscular activity, and social interaction (amongst other factors). So whether you’re young or old; a scratch golfer or have never picked up a club before, there are now even more reasons to head to your nearest course!
- Physical benefits include: improved cardiovascular risk-factor profiles; improved blood-glucose levels; and increased life expectancy
- Psychological benefits include: improved self-esteem, improved confidence, and reduced anxiety
- Golf also provides a great opportunity for developing interpersonal skills, emotional control, and enhancing social connections