Mise à jour : 14 Novembre 2018


  • Comité sport-santé, Fédération française de golf

Bénéfices / risques du golf :

  • Cann AP, Vandervoort AA, Lindsay DM, Optimizing the benefits versus risks of golf participation by older people, J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2005. 28(3):85-92
  • Farahmand B and all, Golf : a game of life and death-reducted mortality in Swedish golf players,Scand J Med Sci Sports, 2008 May 27
  • Parkkari J and all, A controlled trial of the health benefits of regular walking on a golf course, Am J Med. 2000 Aug 1 ;109(2) :102-8

Douleurs lombaires et swing :

  • Abla AA & all, Return to golf after spine surgery (Reprise du golf après chirurgie du rachis), J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jan ;14(1) :23-30
  • Murray E & all, The relationship between hip rotation range of movement and low back pain prévalence in amateur golfers : an observational study (Mobilité en rotation des hanches et prévalence des lombalgies), Phys Ther Sport. 2009 Nov ;10(4) :131-5
  • Tsai YS & all, A comparison of physical characteristics and swing mechanics between golfers with and without a history of low back pain (Douleurs lombaires et caractéristiques physiques et mécaniques du swing), J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Jul ;40(7) :430-8

Equilibre, proprioception  et golf :

  • Gao KL, Hui-Chan CW, Tsang WW, Golfers have better balance control and confidence than healthy controls, Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Mar 17Golfers have better balance control and confidence than healthy controls, Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Nov;111(11):2805-12

Golf et cancer :

  • Coggan AR, Spina RJ, King DS et al. Skeletal muscle adaptations to endurance training in 60 to 70 years old men and women. J Appl Physiol 1992 ; 72 : 1780-6
  • Downs N, Parisi A, Schouten P, Basal and squamous cell carcinoma risks for golfers (Risques de carcinome baso-cellulaire chez les golfeurs : une estimation de l'influence des heures de départ et de la latitude dans les hémisphères Nord et Sud)
  • Hepple RT, Mackinnon SLM, Goodman JM, Thomas SG, Plyley MJ, Resistance and aerobic training in older men : effects on VO2 peak and the capillary supply to skeletel muscle. J Appl Physiol 1997 ; 82 1305-10Nichols JF, Hitzelberger LM, Sherman JG, Patterson P. Effects of resistance training on muscular strengh and functional abilities of community-dwelling older adults. J Aging Phy Activity 1995 ; 3 :238-50
  • Paddon-Jones D, Short KR, Campbell WW, Volpi E, Wolfe RR. Role of dietary protein in the sarcopenia of aging. Am J Clin Nutr 2008 ; 87 : 152S-6S

Golf et pathologies cardio-vasculaires ou prévention des risques cardio-vasculaires :

  • Choi MH, Hong JM, Lee JS, Shin DH, Choi HA, Lee K. Preferential location for arterial dissection presenting as golf-related stroke. Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Feb; 35(2): 323-6.
  • Dobrosielski DA, Brubaker PH, Berry MJ, Ayabe M, Miller HS. The metabolic demand of golf in patients with heart disease and in healthy adults. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2002 Mar-Apr; 22(2): 96-104.
  • Lampert R, Olshansky B. Sports participation in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol. 2012 Jun; 23(2): 87-93.Lee IM, Sesso HD, Paffenbarger RS Jr. Physical activity and coronary heart disease risk in men: does the duration of exercise episodes predict risk? Circulation. 2000 Aug 29; 102(9): 981-6.
  • Petrella RJ, Kennedy E, Overend TJ. Geographic determinants of healthy lifestyle change in a community-based exercise prescription delivered in family practice. Environ Health Insights. 2008 Oct 1; 1: 51-62.
  • Unverdorben M, Kolb M, Bauer I, Bauer U, Brune M, Benes K, Nowacki PE, Vallbracht C. Cardiovascular load of competitive golf in cardiac patients and healthy controls. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2000 Oct; 32(10): 1674-8.

Golf et vieillissement :

  • Broman G, Johnsson L, Kaijser L. Golf: a high intensity interval activity for elderly men. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2004 Oct; 16(5): 375-81.
  • LEROUX-SOSTENES M.J., ROUVRAIS-CHARRON C., Les attentes et les effets du sport sur la santé mentale et physique des travailleurs âgés et des retraités: le cas du golf., Gestion, 2010, vol. 35, no 3, p. 95-95.
  • JAGACINSKI R.J., GREENBERG N., LIAO M.J., Tempo, rhythm, and aging in golf., Journal of motor behavior, 1997, vol. 29, no 2, p. 159-173.
  • SIEGENTHALER K.L., O'DELL I., Older golfers: Serious leisure and successful aging., World Leisure Journal, 2003, vol. 45, no 1, p. 45-52.
  • STOVER C., STOLTZ J., Golf for the senior player., Clinics in sports medicine, 1996, vol. 15, no 1, p. 163-178.


Prothèse d’épaule :

  • Schumann K, Flury MP, Schwyzer HK, Simmen BR, Drerup S, Goldhahn J, Sports activity after anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty, Am J Sports Med. 2010 Oct ;38(10) :2097-105

Prothèse de hanche :

  • Mallon WJ, Callaghan JJ, Total hip arthroplasty in active golfers, J Arthroplasty. 1992. 7 Suppl :339-46.
  • Wylde V, Blom A, Dieppe P, Hewlett S, Learmonth I, Return to sports after joint replacement,J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Jul ;90(7) :920-3


Prothèse du genou :

  • Hamai S and all, Three-dimensional knee joint kinematics during golf swing and stationary cycling after total knee arthroplasty,J Orthop Res. 2008 JunGolf after totalknee arthroplasty : do patients return to walking the course ?, Am J Sports Med. 2009 Nov;37(11):2201-4, Jackson JD1, Smith J, Shah JP, Wisniewski SJ, Dahm DL.


Vous pouvez consulter le chapitre Golf de la fédération (format PDF) : Chapitre FF Golf

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