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Golf And Health

EDM number 509 in 2016-17, proposed by Stephen Gethins on 10/10/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Sports.

That this House welcomes the recent scientific review by the University of Edinburgh relating to golf and health published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine; notes that this study highlights that golf can provide moderate intensity physical activity as advocated by the World Health Organisation and our four home nations' Chief Medical Officers'; further notes that this study outlines that, whilst the 55 million golfers worldwide, ranging from four to 104 years old may not win the Ryder Cup, or indeed the Open Championship, they can gain the same benefits such players obtain through golf including better physical and mental health outcomes and likely longer life; is pleased that the report is being widely shared by player ambassadors such as Annika Sorenstam, Gary Player, Padraig Harrington as well as members of our European and United States Ryder Cup teams; encourages others to consider the report's implications, and look out for future research from this group; further welcomes the collaborative approach highlighted thus far by the World Golf Foundation, the Royal and Ancient, PGAs of Europe, the European Tour, and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews; and looks forward to hon. Members and the public alike benefiting from the health benefits of this great sport.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Owen Thompson05/01/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady05/01/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins10/10/2016North East FifeScottish National PartyProposed
Karl McCartney10/10/2016LincolnConservativeSeconded
Alison Thewliss11/10/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Natalie McGarry11/10/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day11/10/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon11/10/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jonathan Edwards11/10/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Simpson11/10/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Chris Stephens11/10/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil21/10/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond21/10/2016Signed
Alan Brown21/10/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson24/10/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry24/10/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell27/10/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant01/11/2016GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned

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