UK Golf News    19th May, 2021 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk

Golf Providing Mental Health Boost

Stress relief has been identified as the primary motivation behind people joining golf clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.” 


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