[Purpose] The aims of this study were to investigate the locomotive function and physical strength of ground golf (GG) players. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 508 community-dwelling older adults who participated in a health survey. [Results] Compared with the control group (ORs: 1.00) of both males and females, the GG players group showed a lower odds ratio (males, 0.324; females, 0.315) of locomotive syndrome risk level 1 (decline in locomotive function has already begun). The odds ratio (0.277) of locomotive syndrome risk level 2 (decline in locomotive function is already advanced) was also low among males. Even in the 2-step test, the GG players group showed higher values than the control group. [Conclusion] GG players have a lower risk of being judged as having locomotive syndrome risk levels 1 and 2 than elderly people of the same age.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation