You don't need a scientist or doctor to tell you that bouncing around in a cart all day in between rotating your spine as fast as possible is not the best way to keep your back happy.
Nor do you need anyone to tell you how bending over and pushing a cart, or walking lopsided as you carry your bag, isn't a great strategy to ensuring your body will allow you to play golf for the rest of your life.
But these facts published in scientific studies do prove just how beneficial regularly walking the course can be.
Palank, E., & Hargreaves, E. (1990). The benefits of walking the golf course. Physician and Sports Medicine,18, 77-80.
Parkkari, J., Natri, A., Kannus, P., Mänttäri, A., & Laukkanen, R., et al. (2000). A controlled trial of the health benefits of regular walking on a golf course. American Journal of Medicine,109(2), 102-108.
Sell, T. C., Abt, J. P., Lephart, S. M. (2008) Physical activity-related benefits of walking during golf. Science and Golf V: Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf.128-132.
Gosheger G1, Liem D, Ludwig K, Greshake O, Winkelmann W. (2003) Injuries and overuse syndromes in golf. The American journal of sports medicine.SEE OUR CURRENT SALE