Of the many beneficial aspects of golf, none may be more important than the health benefits of playing and walking a golf course. According to a research study from the Rose Centre in Denver, Colorado, golfers burn around 720 calories when walking with their golf bag over nine holes. They burn approximately 600 calories when using a caddie and 400 calories when riding in a golf cart over nine holes.
The study showed golfers’ burn almost twice as many calories when they walk as oppose to riding in a cart and play more consistent, resulting in shooting lower scores than those riding in a cart. It was also found that walking provides a better overall experience, allowing golfers to interact with their playing partners more and enjoy the natural beauty of the course from tee to green.
To help encourage more golfers to get the full physical benefit of the great game of golf, The Bag Boy Company, a leader in golf push cart development and design, is launching a national “Walk The Course Day” that will take place on Saturday, June 8. Bag Boy is encouraging golfers who play golf on June 8 to walk the course and enjoy the health benefits’ walking provides. Bag Boy and each participating golf course will donate $1 to the local First Tee Chapter for every golfer that walks and uses a push cart.
“As the leader in push carts, we feel this campaign is a great way for us to let golfers experience first-hand the benefits of walking the course and help out their local First Tee program,” said Craig Ramsbottom, President, Dynamic Brands. “Our research has shown golfers not only enjoy the game and the overall experience more when they walk, but in fact play better.”
Golfers who participate in the “Walk The Course Day” on June 8 will be entered to win a new TriSwivel push cart and accessory pack. The TriSwivel is the latest technology in push carts featuring a 360 degree front wheel giving golfers effortless maneuverability. To find the list of participating golf courses, visit bagboy.com.
Bag Boy designs, manufactures and distributes a full line of innovative golf bags, push carts, travel covers and accessories designed for a golfer’s on-course convenience and comfort. For information on Walk The Course Day, visit the Bag Boy website.