Healthy mind, healthy body. Golf provides mental wellbeing benefits, research highlights that golf can help individuals improve their confidence, self-esteem and anxiety levels.

Physical activity is a proven treatment for depression and anxiety.  It helps prevent anxiety, depression, and dementia.

Golf itself is known to provide a number of benefits for individuals with mental health issues, without any of the side-effects associated with medications.

  • Physical activity (such as golf) is known to be effective in treating mild-moderate depression
  • Regular golf can help reduce anxiety, improve confidence and boost self-esteem, all of which contribute to improved mental wellbeing
  • Further mental health effects require more research

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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The Relationships Between Golf and Health: A Scoping Review

Murray AD, Daines L, Archibald D, et al, The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review
Br J Sports Med Published Online First: 03 October 2016. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096625

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