Golf and Fitness – A Personal Perspective

This is a great recap on how much exercise we actually get playing golf….What a fantastic workout routine! What do you think?

Brewcee's Golf Blog

Over the years I have seen lots of stats and claims about the fitness benefits of golf. In April, as part of national golf day in the US, the following info graph made the rounds on social media.wag-infographic_2-edit_474x474

For us Canadians who have no clue what a mile is, it is about 1.6kms. So a 5 mile walk is just over 8kms.

Last Sunday I decided to find out for myself and started up my endomondo app on my galaxy S5 and galaxy gear fit watch to test out the claims.

screenshot-www.endomondo.com 2015-05-09 13-53-30

As you can see from above, it took me just over 4 hours to the walk 18 holes or 8.44km. I played the whites so the course length was right around 6,000 yards.

My calorie calculation was just over 1,500, but that is an estimate based on my height, weight and how long I was out doing the activity…

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