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Mayo Clin Proc. 2006 Aug;81(8):1041-3.

The contribution of golf to daily physical activity recommendations: how many steps does it take to complete a round of golf?

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Sports Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Abstract

To quantify the number of steps adults take during an 18-hole round of golf, we recruited 42 healthy volunteers (12 men and 30 women aged 30-80 years) with established United States Golf Association handicaps to complete an 18-hole round of golf on each of 3 municipal golf courses. Subjects walked each course while wearing a pedometer to record step data. Analysis revealed that each golfer took a mean +/- SD 11,948 +/- 1781 steps per 18-hole round of golf. Regardless of handicap level, sex, or course played, most subjects exceeded 10,000 steps during a typical round of golf. Consequently, in most cases, walking 18 holes of golf will meet the recommendation to accumulate 10,000 steps per day as part of a general physical activity plan.

PMID:
16901027
DOI:
10.4065/81.8.1041
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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