New Research Highlights Golf’s Role in Public Health Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A recent co-written review by Chief Medical Officer of the European Tour, Dr. Andrew Murray, demonstrates the role golf is playing in benefitting the health of the global population during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The published review finds that Golf provides health-enhancing physical activity to persons of all ages and is associated with physical and mental health benefits. It also encourages Policy-makers to assess the benefits as well as the risks and work with the golf industry to permit golf when suitable control measures are in place.
What are the new findings?
Risk of transmission while playing golf is likely low in part due to it being played outdoors and lending itself to social distancing.
Golf has implemented changes to its rules to further mitigate risk and to allow for safe, low-risk participation.
Professional golf continues to show that virus transmission can be low with established protocols, despite international travel and multinational participation.