Golf is a sport that is enjoyed by millions worldwide, and some of the health benefits listed below are a great reason to get outdoors and go golfing.

Burns a lot of calories

When playing 18 holes, you can accumulate up to 12,000 steps and burn an impressive 2,000 calories. Obviously, this is based on walking the course rather than using a buggy as the average course can cover between 5 and seven kilometres.

Good for the heart

All the walking, carrying of the clubs and the golf swings will increase your heart rate keeping it pumping and increasing blood flow. This will lower your risk of heart disease and lower your cholesterol levels.

Reduce stress

Walking in a natural open environment with others who enjoy golf is a great way to relieve tension and stress. Golf helps to release endorphins; the natural mood enhancing chemicals within our brains and makes you more relaxed and happier.

Enhances your immune system

During the few hours of stop start walking when playing golf, your white blood cell count increases which is essential when it comes to fighting off infections. So, a regular round of golf can improve your body’s ability to fight off nasty viruses.

The wealth benefit!

The golf course is a great place to network and make new business contacts. Where else would you get the opportunity to spend four hours with decision makers of companies in a relaxed and informal setting.

GBT members have this opportunity at each event they attend, why not join us at one of our  forthcoming events.