Golf and Health Week

Mar 20, 2019 | Jenni Ashford

Exeter Golf and Country Club is taking part in the first ever R&A Golf and Health Week to help raise awareness of the health benefits of golf for people of all ages and abilities.

Golf and Health Week will take place from 15-19 April and will aim to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers into taking part in the sport to enjoy the multiple health benefits it brings.

A number of health-related themes will be promoted during the week, including, fitness, mental health, disability golf and general health concerns.

To encourage non golfers to take up the sport for both fitness and fun, there will be two FREE sessions taking place during the week.

Darren Everett Pro Shop is offering a free Introduction to Golf on Monday 15th April from 2pm – 3pm and Thursday 18th April from 6pm – 7pm.

To register, simply click the link below.

At Exeter Golf and Country Club, different initiatives have been introduced to encourage non golfers to take up the sport, keep senior golfers playing golf for longer and encourage golfers to work with personal trainers to improve their overall fitness to benefit their game.


Can’t make these dates, but interested in learning to play?

Try Get Into Golf

£35 for five weeks…Tuesday 23rd April – 5-6pm | Wednesday 24th April – 5-6pm | Saturday 27th April – 2.30-3.30pm

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What are the health benefits of golf?

The R&A website states:

“Last year, a global consensus amongst leaders in public health, public policy and sport backed golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity and the prevention of illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast and colon.

Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by The R&A, was presented at Westminster following research led by the University of Edinburgh and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Previous research has also highlighted that those that play golf live five years longer than those that don’t play, while the sport has been shown to have self-esteem and self-worth benefits.”

Find out more about the R&A Golf and Health Week nationally

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