Community Golf delivers a diverse range of golf activation programmes to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get involved in activity, using golf as the vehicle. Golf is a low intensity activity with a low MET rate that can fit and suit the needs of most people (“The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review”).
Everything we do through Community Golf is designed to have a positive impact, by taking away the traditional barriers to participation associated with playing at a golf club. Community Golf’s vision has the belief that there should be no barriers so that everyone has the opportunity to play golf and access the health and social benefits the sport provides. We go directly into the community and support changing perceptions of what playing golf as an activity means.
But don’t take our word for it, watch Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care at the very end of the video trying out one of our golf challenges at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) in Central London. The biennial scientific meeting of ISPAH, is regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event and was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.
I had great fun trying a few of the brilliant sports at the @ISPAH Congress. Delighted to launch Moving Medicine – a fantastic & savvy online tool for
Drs to help people find a healthy activity that’s right for them https://t.co/kWT9t0jZzs pic.twitter.com/Zsey3XpPit
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) October 17, 2018
“Community golf creates a socially acceptable environment where learners from dynamically diverse backgrounds come together to compete fairly and enjoy themselves”.
Matthew – Senior Pastoral Tutor