Golf Injury Prevention

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Golf Injury Prevention

A golf injury is one of the most common issues with all amateur golfers. But having adequate strength and flexibility of muscles and joints and participating in effective training technique, can also prevent a golf injury.

Well-conditioned limbs and joints that are under control when the stresses of the swing are encountered will greatly reduce risk of a golf injury.

Tip: One key mental aspect of golf is to remember that the goal is to have fun. Practicing and finding advice and help from experienced players can help you get better quickly.

If your body motion is out of control when you execute the swing, the muscles and tendons have little room for error. The result is likely a tear or strained tendon or ligament…keeping you off the course indefinitely.

Tip: Make sure you stretch and stay hydrated. Keeping your body fit will allow you to get the most out of your ability.

The golf swing is a complicated movement (skill). In order to maximize your distance and power, you must have a high level of flexibility (range of motion) and force in the joints involved. This would include the shoulders, back and hips.

And when looking at the areas of a golf injury, the above mentioned areas are at the top of the list. Go figure!


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Tip: If you are struggling with a flight pattern that scatters the ball to your right, it is likely that, during your swing, you are shifting your body too far to the left. One way to adjust this is to concentrate on pushing your hands through the swing just a little bit faster.

Keep in mind that with an above average level of strength and flexibility and swing technique, you will not only reduce the occurrence of a golf injury, but also enhance the quality of your game.

Tip: One of the most important things to consider when starting to learn a golf swing is to how to incorporate a proper grip. Typically, people think that they will be able to hit the ball further by commanding a hard grip on the club.

Many golfers think they are generally healthy and able to play a round of golf without a golf injury…however, I have heard and read dozens of times where a golfer gets injured on the course…swinging a golf club. Has that happened to you or a golfing buddy?

Tip: When preparing for a long putt, it is important to focus on the speed of your swing and the velocity of the ball itself. It’s best to try to hit the ball towards an intermediate target in this situation, rather than going straight for the hole.

Somewhere I read a statistic from 10 years ago. There was over 39,000 golf injuries treated in emergency rooms back in 1995! Wow! That’s unbelievable! How about all the injuries that weren’t reported or that were treated by the golfer himself? Or how about the chronic golf injuries the golfer ‘lives with’ just to be able to play golf?

Tip: If you wear a size X shoe, buy size X+1 shoes in order to account for foot expansion during your walk around the course. If you buy a pair of golf shoes that perfectly fit inside the store, you might really regret the discomfort you can have near the eighteenth hole.

These are numbers from 10 years ago! I wonder what they are now? I’m here to tell you golf is a physical sport and without the proper training, you’ll be added to that number mentioned above.

I don’t think it’s a tough sell to say that participating in a golf strength and flexibility program will help you avoid a golf injury.

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