Mental Benefits

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

Arnold Palmer

Golf doesn’t only exercise your body, it exercises your mind as well. Studies have shown that golf can enhance your overall mental well-being in many ways. Learn more about the mental benefits of golf, including:

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A healthy game leads to a healthy brain.

Golfing can reduce your risk of Dementia by 37%. 

Learn more about the good golf can do in ‘More Than a Game’. A documentary about two ex-professional soccer players living with dementia and how golf has helped them live more full lives.

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It’s a workout that goes beyond the physical.

Playing a round can also help promote focus and concentration.

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80% of golfers are happier with their social lives than non-golfers.

Side effects of golf may include great times, great shots, and great conversations.

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Golf has been proven to increase your mood.

Whether you just played your best round (or not…), golf is a rewarding game that can help reduce anxiety, boost your confidence, and improve your overall mental wellness. 

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Golf helps you get in touch with nature.

Getting outside and experiencing the great outdoors helps to slow down our stress response and induces calm.

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R&A Golf and Health Report

Golf and Health 

The Mental Health Benefits Of Golf As You Age

Golf, played well… Or not so well, has immense health benefits