Get into Golf

Get into Golf is a national campaign to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to take up the game. Run by the England Golf Partnership to grow the game and to make England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020.

Get into Golf  is a national campaign to get more people golfing.

Run by England Golf and supported by Sport England National Lottery Funding, it is delivered locally by golf clubs and PGA professionals.

Through its network of 33 County Golf Partnerships England Golf works with golf clubs and PGA professional to offers taster sessions, beginner courses along with follow-on activities and memberships

All sessions are run by PGA professionals in a fun and relaxed environment.  Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is book and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.

Stover Ladies Get Into Golf 2018

Stover Golf Club - Get Into Golf Ladies Day - Sunday 17th June from 14:30 pm - £12 pp
Come and meet us, perfect for ladies of all ages, health benefits & exercise, great social fun, coffee & Cake included
For more information or to sign up Click HERE

Health Benefits of Golf

People who play golf live longer, a major study has found, as it shows the game helps prevent 40 major chronic diseases. Researchers reviewed 5,000 studies into golf and wellbeing and found the sport has physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages and can even increase life expectancy by five years. Balance and muscle endurance in older people are improved by playing golf and it is also likely to improve cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health. Golfing could also help those who suffer chronic diseases including heart disease, type2 diabetes, colon / breast cancer and stroke, as well as helping reduce the risk of anxiety, depression and dementia  researchers found.

Lead researcher Dr Andrew Murray, from the physical activity for health research centre at the University of Edinburgh, said “Evidence suggests golfers live longer than non-golfers, enjoying improvements in cholesterol levels, body composition, wellness, self-esteem and self-worth. Given the sport can be played by the very young to the very old, this demonstrates a wide variety of health benefits for people of all ages.” Dr Murray also said “We have to get away from the idea golf’s only a rich man’s sport – 78 percent of the courses across the world are available for the public to play on, not just members.”

The findings were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.