The Social Value of Golf


I find it incredible that more people don’t know how fantastic golf can be for your health and wellbeing.

Here’s a few facts;

  • You burn 900 calories in a round of golf
  • You twist, bend and stretch your body over 2000 times
  • You walk 3 miles
  • You make over 500 decisions
  • You speak to an average of 10 people
  • You socialise with at least 3 people

In summary this means that golfers benefit physically, mentally and socially every time they play.

As a society we are seeking new ways to encourage healthy ageing and increase social cohesion, surely golf has a major part to play in achieving this. The message needs to get out to more people and get them engaged with the game sooner rather than later.

However, a radical, dynamic and creative approach is required. Continuing to support successful initiatives is important, but embracing “new thinking” from outside the game is critical.

If you put a “social value” behind each benefit of playing golf, what do you think the total would be?

I think you’d be pretty amazed at the outcome.

Published by golfinsociety (CIC)

Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities by introducing them to wonderful world of golf.

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