Golfer’s Live Longer — Five Years Longer!

Andrew Wood
Legendary Golf
Published in
3 min readMar 20, 2022

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Surprisingly, you don’t see that many people in the golf industry mentioning this on their websites or in their ads but, on average, Golfers Live Five Years Longer, according to a recent Swedish study. To me, that is something everyone should be shouting about from the highest tee!

The study was undertaken by the Karolinska Institute and published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and was based on data from 300,000 golfers and clearly demonstrates golf’s beneficial health effects. Golfers have a lower death rate regardless of sex, age or social group.

We all know golf is addictive but it can also be a great help in kicking other addictions you don’t want. Several years ago, actor Dennis Quaid revealed that without his golf obsession he never would have been able to quit cocaine. Likewise rocker Alice Cooper, who used to drink a quart of whiskey and half-a-case of beer a day, found his salvation by cultivating a 36-hole-a-day golf habit instead.

Better call the pro and take some lessons because….

A study on golfers living longer, which was published in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, was based on data from 300,000 Swedish golfers and dramatically confirms the beneficial health effects golf delivers. Regardless of sex, age and social group, golfers have a lower death rate.

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Better call the pro and take some lessons because…

The lowest death rates were found in players with the lowest handicap. Says Professor Ahlbom, “Maintaining a low handicap involves playing a lot, so this supports the idea that it is largely the game itself that is good for the health.”

Now you wouldn’t want to argue with your doctor would you? So leap off the couch and go play golf. Your body, mind, loved ones and insurance agent will thank you!

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Andrew Wood
Legendary Golf

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