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Infographic. Golf spectating and health
  1. Andrew Murray1,2,
  2. Hilary Scott1,3,
  3. Daryll Archibald4,
  4. Kieran Turner1,
  5. Steffan Arthur Griffin5,
  6. Chloe Schiphorst1,
  7. Roger Hawkes6,
  8. Paul Kelly1,7,
  9. Liz Grant8,
  10. Nanette Mutrie1,7
  1. 1 Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 Sport and Exercise, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3 Faculty of Health and Social Care, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
  4. 4 Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  5. 5 College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  6. 6 European Tour, European Tour Performance Institute, Viginia Water, UK
  7. 7 Moray House School of Education, Institute of Sport Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  8. 8 Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

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The authors wish to thank Paths for All, the European Tour Golf, and 4sports for their input and collaboration at the Paul Lawrie Matchplay tournament. Tournament host Paul Lawrie, as a player provided leadership in highlighting potential opportunities for players to promote physical activity amongst spectators. We thank Jack Luscombe for his assistance with data collection.


  • Competing interests This research was part funded by an unrestricted grant for the World Golf Foundation, who committed to publishing results whatever the findings. AM and RAH work as clinicians for the European Tour Golf.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was granted by the Moray House School of Education Ethics Committee, University of Edinburgh.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.