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Health & Wellness

Getting Healhty

Quality of your life

Playing the game of golf can improve your quality of life. Walking nine or 18 holes of golf (with or without a cart) can help oxygenate the body, improve posture and renew your spirit. Playing golf has many fitness benefits. For those who play golf four times a week and walk the course, you can expend nearly 8,000 calories.

We Are Golf | Golf and Health Project

How Far Does the Average Pro Walk?

319 miles estimated average walked per season

How far exactly is 319 miles? Well that’s the same as…

12 Marathons (with one and a half 5ks left over)
10,268 laps of an Olympic pool (a brisk warm-up for Michael Phelps)
17,918 lengths of an NBA court (the never ending “ladder” drill)
5,614 lengths of an NFL field (a more manageable 4,679 if you include end zones)
14.7 percent of the Tour de France (just keep pedaling!)

So yeah… that’s kind of far. Hope they have comfy shoes. PGA.com Article



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Golf & Health Project

Assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf

The Golf & Health Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation, is working to assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf, aiming to help drive an increased interest and participation in golf, and to improve the public image of the sport.

The Project launches with support from all of golf’s major organisations, along with an initial eight ambassadors from around the world with more than 30 majors and 350 wins between them - Aaron Baddeley (Australia), Annika Sorenstam (Sweden), Brooke Henderson (Canada), Gary Player (South Africa), Padraig Harrington (Ireland), Ryann O'Toole (USA), So Yeon Ryu (South Korea), and Zach Johnson (USA).

The University of Edinburgh in conjunction with the Golf & Health Project released new research about the health benefits of golf spectating, showing those who attend golf events could potentially gain benefits similar to those playing in them.

The study is the first to assess spectator physical activity while watching golf, showing that of the fans surveyed, 82.9% met the recommended daily step-count levels by achieving on average 11,589 steps.

The study suggests that golf spectating can provide health enhancing physical activity; whilst also allowing spectators to spend time in green space, socialize with friends and family, and watch their sporting heroes compete in real life.


A movement for a fit and healthy America

PHIT America is a non-profit education and advocacy organization designed to combat the inactivity and obesity crisis. PHIT America strives to create “A Movement for a Fit and Healthy America” by educating on the importance of an active lifestyle to improve overall health.

More than 100 leading companies and associations from the sports, fitness, retail and media industries have contributed to support PHIT America. Golf supporters include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Channel, LPGA, Mizuno, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The First Tee, WE ARE GOLF and World Golf Foundation.

Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) will allow Americans to use pre-tax  medical accounts for physical activity expenses.

Physical Education Program (PEP) is a 12-year Federal grant program from the Department of Education for schools to rebuild health and fitness programs