I have been thinking about golf injuries lately. My biggest issue this year is / was my lower back. From time to time this year, I found it very difficult to bend over. Now in all fairness, my sore back is not completely related to golf, but I am sure it is / was a contributing factor. I did a bit of research according to the Golf Channel, back pain is the most common injury. Go figure!
If you are interested in the top 10 injuries, you can check it out here. The list is pretty straight forward but I bet number 10 is the most overlooked! I asked this question a couple of days ago and here is what my small sample had to say:
I try very hard to avoid injuries, but from time to time my body responds negatively to my repetitive action of swinging a golf club. My worst injury to date was my right elbow. I developed golfer’s elbow and it lasted for three years on and off. Fortunately, that was about 8 year’s ago and my injuries are limited to minor issues.
Over the years, I have tried very hard to prevent injuries through physical training and keeping active; especially in the off-season. Additionally, I train during golf season to ensure I remain fit for golf. But, the key to my diatribe is that I must remain active if I want to continue to play lots of golf for 7 months of the year.
Remaining active is the key to longevity of golf. It is not only about playing golf, but doing other things regardless of what it is. I realize I may be preaching a bit, it is something I feel very strongly about. Remaining active is the key to feeling young and playing golf for a very long time. What do you think?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.