Golf Australia

Huge boost for senior golf

Ageing in golf
Golf is the game for life.

As Golf and Health Week continues, highlighting golf as a game for life has never been more relevant.

Golf Australia is delighted to announce the receipt of a $500,000 grant from Sport Australia to roll out the Get Into Golf for Seniors program across Australia.

Get Into Golf for Seniors will seek to increase physical activity and social connectedness among older Australians through a program that combines golf skill development with light exercises and social activities.

In conjunction with delivery partner Aveo – Australia’s largest operator of lifestyle communities – Golf Australia will deliver programs to more than 9000 older Australians at 150 locations across the country in all states and territories.

The Get Into Golf for Seniors program will educate older Australians about the benefits of increased physical activity and seek to develop links between older Australians and their local golf club.

Golf clubs act as community hubs across the length and breadth of Australia, and Golf Australia believes that golf – as it has for more than 100 years – will continue to be a key deliverer of both physical and mental health benefits for older Australians into the future.

Golf is Australia’s second largest organised participation sport and is truly a game for life, with opportunities to participate for participants aged five years old to 85.

Through the Better Ageing grant, Golf Australia is proud to partner with Sport Australia to continue to deliver a healthier and more active Australia.

Further program information will be available from early July at www.golf.org.au, but for now, check in with all our other stories this week as part of the R&A's Golf and Health Week.

 

 


Comments

Posted by Rhonda at
07/11/2019 10:04 AM
The Dunes GC Rye has a remarkable 90+ who plays twice a week on the Championship course and prefers to walk thankyou.
Posted by Phil at
21/06/2019 09:11 AM
Par 3 Pitch and Putt Short course is a superb way to encourage all seniors to play as it is challenging, not physically demanding and a time friendly way to keep playing this great game for years and years to come.
Posted by Trish at
21/05/2019 03:43 PM
At 83 yers of age I am still winning pennant matches and play 18 holes twice a week. So youngies watch out for us oldies
Posted by R0bert l0we at
18/05/2019 10:40 AM
I have been playing golf for 65 years. I have had a stroke.with the help of golf Victoria and the use of a golf cart I play in the Doug bachli seniors events.
Posted by Frank Brown at
05/05/2019 12:34 PM
We are only a small club of 27 players our oldest play is 86 average is 70 all but 2 walk 18 holes and about 40% play twice a week
Posted by Typo ageDubbo club have seniors up to 97 at
26/04/2019 12:39 PM
Dwubbo golf club has seniors up to 97 years playing every week.
Posted by Dubbo club have seniors up to 97 at
26/04/2019 12:38 PM
Dubbo golf club has seniors up to 97 years playing every week.
Posted by Elizabeth at
20/04/2019 08:20 PM
Golf is a game that lasts a lifetime next year is my 60th year playing golf in the same club
Posted by Silver fox at
19/04/2019 12:39 PM
From Yallourn golf clum.

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