Category: Golf Fitness

Avoid Low Back Pain

Tips to Avoid Low Back Pain Associated with Golf Lower back pain is the number one reported injury in golf.  Poor posture, swing techniques, wrong equipment, muscle imbalances and over-use are all attributed to causing lower back pain.  While not every golfer will incur a serious lower back injury, the majority of golfers will at …

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Impact of Golf on Your Health

Golf Fitness Golf has witnessed a major transition over the last 60 years.  In the past, if you played golf you walked, carried your bag or used a caddy. Gradually the game has become dominated by golf carts.  The use of motorized golf carts transformed the golf industry in a number of ways. Golf Health …

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Golfer’s Elbow – Treatment and Prevention

How to Deal With Golfer’s Elbow Golfer’s elbow is a common injury among golfers. For those that suffer from the injury, there are a few options regarding treatment. Visiting a doctor should be a priority to seek medical expertise. Self treatment includes rest and ice combined with light wrist flexion exercises. Pain on the inside of the …

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Dynamic Stretches for Golf

Dynamic Stretches for Golf Improve Performance A typical golf professional arrives at the course hours before their tee time.  They begin with stretches to loosen their body up and begin their routine on the practice green.  Professional players focus on other short game areas such as chips, pitches and bunker shots.  Next, they work on …

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Static Stretches Before Your Golf Round

Improve Your Golf Range of Motion With Static Stretches   Static stretches are used to stretch muscles while the body is at rest.  Unlike dynamic stretches, studies indicate static stretches do not improve athletic performance.  Rather, static stretches are designed to improve mobility and range of motion.  Stretches are generally held anywhere from 10 seconds …

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Golf Prosthetics

Give me Something to Swing:Golf Prosthetics I remember specific childhood days when my eyes became a little more open to the world than they had been the day before. I remember standing on the putting green at Neskowin Beach, watching a one-armed golfer split the fairway with a viciously potent drive. I remember joining his …

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“Fore” Means “Fore”

When Drives Go Bad: “Fore” Means “Fore” I remember being in awe as a kid, hearing the statistics of baseball’s power pitchers, hurlers like Bob Feller and Herb Score. Pitching speeds went up over 120 mph, and I can’t imagine how a batter could have seen it coming. Somebody did, though, for Score ended up …

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Golf Injuries

When More than your Score Hurts: Golf Injuries Meet Dr. Divot I can remember that period of life when we all bounced out of bed to begin our days, and on those days that included golf, we bounced up to the driving range in the very same way, did a two-second stretch to impress the …

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Golf Injuries: Swing Safe and Putt Tall

I once believed, as many still do, that the game of golf represents a haven for those of us who don’t want to wrestle, get dragged down by a linebacker or risk being gored by a bull. It has always been sold as a walk through beautiful countryside in which the golfer dictates the pace, …

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Golf Nutrition

Have you ever wondered why you lose your concentration in the middle or towards the end of your round of golf?  Before you know it, you have made back to back double bogeys to ruin a great round.  Focus on finishing stronger to reach your potential.  Achieve a better finish by keeping your body properly …

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