University of St Andrews

Enhancing health and wellbeing through increasing golf participation

Tuesday 04 August 2015

The GoGolf Europe project is funded by the European Commission to explore how to increase access to and participation in golf, as a means of enhancing health and wellbeing; particularly in young people.

It is a complex project for which Dr Rehema White is leading the role of University of St Andrews as the research partner. The project as a whole is driven by the European Golf Association and includes the European Professional Golf Associations, Golf Federations of the 5 participating European countries and the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment with the R&A. 

The project will deliver:

  • A published comprehensive overview of the health benefits of playing golf
  • Innovative ways of coaching young people
  • Advice on increasing access and participation
  • Environmentally and socially sustainable golf industry strategies

For further information please select:

Out of the rough: golf holds key to solving “crisis of inactivity”