29 January 2019

7 Health Benefits of Playing Golf


In light of the new year, golfscape has put together a list of health

benefits that people can gain from playing golf.

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The benefits range from your physical state all the way to your psyche. If you haven’t

played in years, don’t play regularly or have been meaning to learn the game, these

essential benefits are worth noting. Here are a few healthy reasons to get down to the

golf course a whole lot more in 2019... You can thank us later.

"Golf doesn’t just add years to your life; it can also add life to your years" - Golf and

Health Project


1. Let’s Get Physical

One of the many benefits of participating in sports is that it improves your physical

fitness. Golf, specifically, provides moderately intense physical activity, such as walking,

carrying your bag, and swinging. This increases your heart rate and blood flow, which

results in a healthy heart, enhanced brain stimulation, and improved balance. Spectators

and caddies can benefit from golf too! Research shows that golf spectators take more

than 7,500 to 10,000 steps whilst watching a game, which is the daily recommendation

for a healthy lifestyle.


2. Did Somebody Say Weight Loss?

Improved physical fitness also means weight loss… The recommended number of steps

for weight loss is about 10,000 steps. Spending 4 to 5 hours playing an 18 hole round

will definitely exceed that amount. So ditch the golf cart and burn away those calories!


3. Sleep Like a Baby

A combination of exercise and fresh air on a regular basis is the ultimate recipe for a

perfect night of sleep. Not only will you fall asleep faster, but you will also stay in deep

sleep for longer. Head to the course, embrace the outdoors, and get a fulfilling night’s



4. Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

What most people don’t know is that being surrounded by nature, as well as exercise,

benefits mental wellbeing. Studies show increased attention and happiness after

walking amongst the greenery. This is caused by an increase in levels of endorphins and

serotonin in your brain, leading in the reduction of anxiety, as well as improved selfesteem,

and confidence. Luckily for golfers, they can surround themselves with nature

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by spending the day at stunning golf courses in picturesque locations like Marbella,

Portugal, and France. As people say, a healthy mind results in a healthy body.


5. Make Friends & Take Meetings Outdoors

Playing golf also has a great social element, allowing people to not only spend time with

friends and family but to also meet new players with different skill levels. With enhanced

social connections, self-identity, interpersonal skills, and emotional control are boosted

to a whole new level.

Looking for new business opportunities? Head to your nearest golf club and get

networking… Tip: Use the game of golf as a platform to discuss business ideas and

bring a positive vibe to meetings!


6. Exercise Your Brain

Playing golf requires a certain amount of concentration and memory. This counts as

exercise for your brain, aiding in degeneration. Participating in the sport regularly is

likely to prevent or reduce cognitive decline. Improve your old age before it's even



7. Live Longer & Have Fun!

Last but definitely not least… One of the top and most appreciated health effects of golf

is the increase in life expectancy. Science also advises us to take more time to have fun

in life. Having fun reduces stress, strengthens relationships, and keeps you youthful!

Who knew you’d be getting a life-long benefit from playing golf.

golfscape would like to wish you all a blessed and healthy new year!

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

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