Dr. Roger Hawkes, Executive Director for The Golf & Health Project

Special guest

Dr. Roger Hawkes MB Dip. Sports Med. FFSEM (UK) is a consultant Sport and Exercise Physician and Executive Director of the World Golf Foundation and R&A funded Golf and Health Project.

He recently retired as Chief Medical Officer of the PGA European Tour and was responsible for their worldwide operation, their advisory board and the research program. He is a member of the Medical Commission of the International Golf Federation (IGF).

Roger's main clinical interest is in the role of exercise and, more recently, the role of “sport” in health and has published widely on the role of golf in health. He has also used his work in professional golf, to promote a better understanding of the wrist in every day practice. As a musculoskeletal physician in the NHS until 2008, he campaigned strongly for a team based “medical” approach to MSK problems and the risks of inactivity.

He has been involved with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Arthritis since its inception. He is an honorary lecturer at UCL in London, and has recently retired as a partner with Sports Medicine Partners in Lichfield, UK. He was the CMO of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and now serves on the medical committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Dr. Roger Hawkes, Executive Director for The Golf & Health Project has been a guest on 2 episodes.