Golf & Health – PGAs, National Federations and the Golf Industry Briefing

As the health benefits of golf continue to play an increasingly important role both in and out of the sport, the Golf & Health Project is pleased to share a briefing document that can be used as a great starting point to provide some basis and backgrounds around these many benefits.

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HEADLINES – THE BEST SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SHOWS:

  • Golf can provide health-enhancing levels of physical activity, – with golfers living longer, and enjoying comprehensive physical and mental health benefits.
  • These benefits are available to persons of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • All the World Health Organisation/ national governments key criteria for health enhancing physical activity can be met through playing golf- an important thing to highlight to local and national policy makers.
  • Regular exercise, including golf is one of the best things you can do for your immune system, and golf lends itself to physical distancing and can be played safely.

SUGGESTED ATIONS FOR GOLF INDUSTRY AND FACILITY LEADERS:

  • Spread the word for this safe and healthy sport- share the health benefits with golfers, potential golfers, industry colleagues, and policy makers.
  • Promote inclusivity- encourage increased participation by developing environments and price structures that are welcoming to all, including beginners.
  • Women and girls- inspire and recruit more women and girls to play.
  • Maintain safety and sustainability-maintain policies and facilities that minimise risk from COVID-19 etc.
  • Multi-functionality- encourage facilities in addition to golf.

WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?

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Golf and Health Project - Briefing Document - PGAs / Federations / Golf Industry 462.16 KB 9 downloads

Document Title:Golf and Health Project - Briefing Document - PGAs Federations Golf...

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The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review [Research Paper] 0.8MB 25 downloads

The University of Edinburgh's 2016 Scoping Review on the health benefits of golf. Abstract Objective...

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2018 International Consensus Statement on Golf and Health to guide action by people, policymakers and the golf industry 12.00 KB 1 downloads

Murray AD, Archibald D, Murray IR, et al 2018 International Consensus Statement on...

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Infographics and digital resources: an international consensus on golf and health 12.00 KB 1 downloads

Murray AD, Barton CJ, Archibald D, et al Infographics and digital resources: an international...

 


The Golf & Health Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation – made up of European Tour, LPGA, The Masters, PGA of America, PGA Tour, The R&A, and USGA – 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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