Want to live a longer, healthier life? Golf could be the answer!

April is an important month in terms of golf.  The Masters kicks off it’s first of four major championships in Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA from the 11th and a new initiative swings into place on April 15th called “Golf and Health Week”

The R&A backed “Golf Health Week” is aimed to highlight the advantages of playing golf, with physical – aerobic, muscle strengthening, cardiovascular – along with mental benefits, with wellness and self-esteem values among those recognised in research.

When is Golf and Health Week?

The first ever Golf and Health Week will take place from 15th to 19th April 2019.

What is it?

A dedicated campaign to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers to take part in the sport. The campaign is backed by professional golfers including Annika Sorenstam, Brooke Henderson, Padraig Harrington and Zach Johnson, who are ambassadors for the Golf and Health Project. Campaign organisers are encouraging everyone to tweet their steps achieved and calories burned from any golf they play, using #GolfHealthWeek during the week.

Golf Health Benefits

The benefits of playing golf on mind and body are well documented. A study in 2016 found that on average, golfers lived five years longer than non-players and reduced their risk of developing heart disease and stroke. The research also showed that golf can help promote good mental health too.

Apparently the lower your handicap, the longer you live….so you don’t need any more reasons to dust off the cobwebs and get out on the fairway this Spring!

See you next week & see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall border on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs and hotel. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, 4 star accommodation, bistro & brasserie and events, the Club is set in 180 acres near Plymouth. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor Green Leaders Gold Level & South West Green Tourism Silver Awards & SW Wedding Venue of the Year Award 2019