Golf In Society is a social enterprise with a vision 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 is one of the best leisure activities out there as it stimulates the mind, body & soul and can be enjoyed for a lifetime – no matter what challenges people face.
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.
Our pioneering projects are the first of their kind anywhere in the world and have proved that golf can still be part of your life – no matter what challenges you face.
The priceless part of our work is seeing the smiles, hearing the laughter and knowing we’ve made a real difference to people’s lives..
Anthony Blackburn – Founder (Golf In Society – TM)