Physical inactivity causes over three million deaths worldwide each year. As golf can provide moderate-intensity physical activity – you can reap the rewards and outpace the grim reaper.

A Swedish study found a 40% lower mortality rate amongst golfers, relative to non-golfers. That means a potential extra 5-years of life – regardless of age, or gender!

  • Golfers live longer than non-golfers.
  • No excuses! Farahmand et al describe this as being regardless of age, gender or income.
  • Not only does it potentially add years to your life; it can also add life to your years – with golf improving multiple quality-of-life markers.

Golfers live longer


The Relationships Between Golf and Health: A Scoping Review (Murray et al, 2016)

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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Golf: A Game of Life and Death – Reduced Mortality in Swedish Golf Players (Farahmand et al, 2009)

Farahmand B, Broman G, De Faire U, Vågerö D, Ahlbom A. Golf: a game of life and death–reduced mortality in Swedish golf players. Scan J Med and Science in Sports. 2009;19(3):419-24.

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