Playing golf regularly can be a great way to burn calories. So much so that a study has found regular golfers can live longer than those who don’t golf regularly.
Most courses are around 6,000 yards long and it takes between three and four hours to play 18 holes, which involves walking about five miles. Studies have found golfers who walk and carry their own bag burn an average of 721 calories, while those using a pull cart burn 718, those walking with a caddie burn 613, and those riding in a golf cart burn 411.
As well as its health benefits, golf is a fun sport to play with friends as you can talk while you play, and playing a round of golf is a pleasant way to pass a sunny afternoon.
There are 2,500 golf courses in the UK offering facilities from driving ranges, short courses and pitch and putt to the full 18 holes, several of which can be found attached to Everyone Active centres. To find out more, give your local centre a ring or visit the England Golf website.