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GOLF AND HEALTH

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 27.10.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 21.10.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 11.10.2016
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 11.10.2016
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 10.10.2016
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 05.01.2016
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 01.11.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 24.10.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 21.10.2016
McCartney, Karl Conservative Party Lincoln 10.10.2016
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 11.10.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 24.10.2016
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 21.10.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 11.10.2016
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 11.10.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 11.10.2016
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 11.10.2016
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 05.01.2016