UK Golf News 19th May, 2021 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk
A survey of 250 golfers in the US, Canada and UK, indicated that more than half (55%) of those who had joined a club in the past six months cited ‘mental wellbeing’ as their primary reason for joining. Sporting challenge (50%), physical wellbeing (38%) and social wellbeing (31%) also proved important, while 12% indicated they joined to participate in club competitions.
The social media poll, conducted by Syngenta Golf, follows the publication of a multimedia article ‘The New Value of Golf’s Green Spaces’, highlighting the stress-relieving benefits of golf and golf courses. In the article, environmental psychologist Professor Jenny Roe of the University of Virginia, explains: “It is promoting stress resilience, it is improving our mood and it is decreasing our risk of depression. Particularly on a golf course where you are interacting with others.”