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Why golf is good for us

Two golfers celebrating

It is said that “Health is great wealth.” Probably the most important blessing a person can have is health. We have one life, one body.

Sports are an amazing and fun way to maintain good health. We can’t deny the importance of physical activity. Golf is an exciting outdoor sport. People of all ages, having an adventurous nature, love to play golf. Golf has numerous benefits for human health. 

Golf is a Physical Sport:

Golf is a fun activity providing one with quality time, and it has comprehensive health benefits. While playing golf, you walk an average of 13,000 steps for 18 holes. It’s a perfect exercise. Science says that walking 10,000 steps improves cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) health. It increases blood circulation throughout the body. During this type of activity, sweating occurs, which is a healthy physical state. When sweating, our body does not overheat. Sweating also helps our skin to release toxins, like alcohol and other waste products. This process detoxifies our body. Excess salt is also eliminated due to sweating, which may prevent illnesses like kidney stones. Bacteria, dirt, oil, and impurities are separated from our bodies.

Moreover, golfers get out of suffocating homes.

They walk under the blue sky.

They breathe fresh air.

Sunlight reaches their body, and we know that sunlight is a rich source of Vitamin D. We know that stress and depression are disastrous for our health. When a person plays golf, all their concentration is on the game. They are in the moment and can let go of stress. So, stress levels decrease daily when a person plays golf.

Walking the course, the golfer often carries a bag of clubs; this increases body strength. Even clubs for seniors are not heavy but  heavy enough to give them meaningful exercise.

Mental Wellness:

Golf is not only challenging physically, but also improves mental health. Playing golf has been demonstrated to increase the confidence and self-esteem of the golfer. During game play, a player needs to focus. This helps in maintaining mental alertness. While playing golf, a golfer can forget all the worries of daily life. Playing golf demands concentration and sharp memory. This is great exercise four our brains.

Golf Helps Burn Fat Calories:

Our current society has a more difficult time eating healthy foods. Junk food often dominates every day eating habits. This is one of the reasons for obesity. Furthermore, people spend more and more time in front of screens. Getting exercise can take a back seat to other pressing (or entertaining) tasks. For this, playing golf provides an opportunity to lose weight and regain a healthy lifestyle.

According to research:

  • 60 Kg golfer will burn 177 calories approximately per hour
  • 70 Kg golfer will burn 211 calories per hour
  • 85 Kg golfer will burn 259 calories per hour

Playing golf is fun as well as a healthy sport. It can improve our quality of life.

Quality Time with Friends:

These days, many people are obsessed with their work. Work can get in the way of quality time with families and friends. Golf provides a way to go out and spend time with friends. This strengthens relationships and improves health. We get to know about other new players also and get to know about their expert skills. We also improve our game by sharing tips and tricks with other players and learn from each other’s mistakes. Spending leisure time with friends is a great blessing. It excites and increases the level of happiness in us.


In these busy times, people can be consumed by work, limiting time with families and friends. Golf provides time for people to go out and play with their friends. Golfers can have time to get to know about other new players also and share tips. Spending leisure time with friends is a great blessing. It excites and increase one’s level of happiness. Moreover, we can forget all the hectic routines we have in our daily life.

Healthier Life = Longer Life:

Who can deny that a healthy person can live longer? Science says that a happy person is a healthy person. Stress, anxiety, and depression can negatively affect our bodies. Playing golf helps a people get healthy and enjoy less stress. The player plays with friends, has a good time, levels of stress decrease, and their body starts working more effectively than before. The process of degeneration lowers in the body. Physical activity are so important for a healthy lifestyle. Lack of physical activity can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and impact mental performance. Science says that the people who are not involved in physical activities may suffer poor health; thus, more physical activity can benefit overall health.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” - George Bernard Shaw


Keep playing golf to stay healthy. Stay healthy to live a longer life.