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Talking a good game

 

The PGA has partnered with The Club Talks campaign to help boost mental health through golf.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and The Club Talks’ charity partner CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), are leading the fight by reaching male communities.

Studies show the golf community is uniquely positive for mental health being sociable, often in the countryside, requiring focus and providing exercise.

The Club Talks founder, Ryan Curtis, commented: “Mental health and our wellbeing is something we are slowly starting to talk about and golf is a great place for that.

“We’re raising money for CALM and their incredible online and helpline services where each £1,000 they invest is proven to save a person’s life.

“We also want to fund Mental Health First Aid training for staff at golf facilities and raise awareness of just how great golf is for mental health with social video content.

“Using our fantastic sport and PGA Members, we can increase participating by showing the incredible benefits and also normalise discussion around the subject.”

PGA Professionals across the UK and overseas are signing up to The Club Talks as ambassadors and helping raise awareness online and through signage in their facilities.

Sign up to be a PGA The Club Talk ambassador by visiting theclubtalks.com.