Social Benefits

“Golf has many benefits for heart health. It provides a good amount of outdoor exercise without overly stressing the heart and with golf, where you do not have to push beyond your capacity. It’s a leisure activity that you can enjoy playing with an in game or life partner!”

Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo – Paediatric Cardiac Radiologist, Sick Kids Hospital 

Perhaps the most overlooked benefit of golf is the social aspect. Golf is a social sport by nature. Whether you’re playing with a group of old friends or a group of new ones, golf can help you keep social. All you have to do is get out there.  

These are just some of the many social benefits to playing golf:

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Golf increases our social well-being.

A little social interaction, and some friendly banter can go a long way in boosting our mood and making us feel a sense of belonging.

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Bring your clubs, leave your worries behind.

The social interaction from golf reduces the risk of anxiety and depression.

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Golf is a sport for everyone.

Young and old, new or seasoned, no matter what your background or physical condition is, there is a place for you on the course. 

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Give your week a boost.

Golf is a great way to break up a day-to-day routine, and always gives you something to look forward to.

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Fun for the whole family.

Golf is a great way to spend quality time with the whole family. It’s a sport that can be enjoyed from age 4 to age 104, so every family member can experience a day on the course. 

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A great way to get people talking.

Playing a round is a great way to bond with new and old friends and can also be an effective way to network and foster business relationships. Whether you’re comparing techniques, or discussing the work-week, it’s a perfect environment to let the conversation flow. 

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Download the Golf Canada App to connect with golfers in your area and share your outings with old friends or new.  

Add Friends:

Find and request to add your golfing buddies or suggested golfers as Friends in the Golf Canada Mobile App so they can see, like and comment on your golf scores, photos and videos.

Browse the News Feed:  

The home screen of the Golf Canada Mobile App has been revamped as a Facebook-like feed of your friends’ golf scores, status updates and the likes and comments they leave or receive.  

Attached Photos to your Scores:  

You can now upload / attach one or more photos or videos you take out on the course to the scores you post to the Golf Canada Mobile App so your Friends can view, like and comment upon them.

Post Image or Video Status Updates:  

If you’re not interested in tracking your score on a particular outing, you can post a Status Update and let your friends see where you’re playing today and attach up to 10 photos or videos.

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R&A Golf and Health Report

Golf and health

golf and health: Social wellbeing