Golf Participation & Involvement

The WRG was contracted by Golf 20/20 and the World Golf Foundation to assess the health and wellness benefits of golf participation and involvement. The results revealed that a walked 18-hole round, carrying a bag or using a hand/pull cart, is approximately equal to a 5-mile walk; the total caloric expenditure for an 18-hole round is approximately 2,000 calories for walking while carrying clubs and 1,300 calories when riding in a cart; when walking 18-holes, blood glucose levels fall by up to 20% for the young, 10% for the middle-aged, and 30% for the elderly player; and, regardless of handicap, sex, or course played, walking 18 holes exceeded 10,000 steps during a typical round of golf – meeting the recommended standards of a physical activity plan.

Follow-up research is in production…results are forthcoming.

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