Golf In Society is a social enterprise with a mission to improve the lives of our ageing population by introducing them to the health & wellbeing benefits of golf.
Our mission is to put golf clubs at the heart of local communities where older people can come together to enjoy a full and active life.
Golf stimulates the mind, body & soul and can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
In essence we want to see golf used as a primary care service that facilitates healthy ageing and supports people with chronic illness, especially later in life.
In September 2015 we decided to put our mission to the test….
We launched our pilot project at Lincoln Golf Centre to prove what a positive contribution golf can make to the lives of families living with dementia. The results have been truly inspirational and given us the confidence to continue the mission.
In April 2016 we began our second pilot project – golf sessions for families living with Parkinson’s disease. Once again, the positive impact has been amazing to witness.
2017 begins with strong evidence behind us as to how golf can be used to facilitate healthy ageing.
The main objectives for the year ahead are to extend the availability of the dementia and Parkinson’s golf sessions, design new sessions that address other chronic illnesses facing our ageing population and gain stakeholder support to help make our mission a reality…
And finally, a massive thank you to all the people who’ve helped get this amazing and inspirational journey underway…
Anthony Blackburn – Founder (Golf In Society – TM)