Most golfers, at some time, will either suffer a back injury or will be restricted in playing golf due to Back or Neck Pain.
Good posture and spinal mobility are essential, not only to improve back swing and follow-through in golf, but will also help prevent spinal and musculo-skeletal injuries. E.g. Disc lesions, Muscular strain, Joint Stiffness, etc. Here is a simple self-test to see if your back is at risk when playing golf. See what you get out of thirteen.
Causes of Back Pain Check List
 Previous occupational and domestic injuries that are aggravated by golf. E.g. prolonged sitting in a car or at a desk, poor seating at home, gardening and/or poor lifting technique.
 Prolonged bending in golf practice.
 Prolonged practicing.
 Weak muscle groups related to golf. E.g. Abdominals, glutei and hamstrings.
 Predisposing pathology, e.g. arthritis, disc lesions, history of back pain.
 Excessive forceful movements during "follow-through stage" of the swing.
 Constant flexing and straightening up after taking your shot.
 Picking up practice balls without bending your knees.
 Slow competition, e.g. prolonged standing while waiting for the group who are playing the hole in front.
 Incorrect lifting, assembling and handling of golf buggy and golf bag.
 Repeated twisting component involved with "back-swing" and "follow-through".
 Most importantly, not carrying out preventative stretches prior, during and after playing golf.
 Have not had a lesson for several months from your Golf Professional. This ensures safe and effective technique.
Wrong bending technique
Good set up
8-13 High risk
4-7 Danger zone
1-3 Be aware
How Many Times are you in a "Stressed" Flexed Position while Golfing?
 Driving your car to the golf course
This article features on the new
Golf Fitness System CD Rom for Club Golfers
The ultimate fitness system for club golfers of any level.
Purchase the CD now from Ramsay McMaster by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 3 9569 9448
Normal Price $75.00 GST inc. *** Special Offer $55.00 GST inc.
Hard Copy also available in full colour $77.00 GST inc.
Over 100 practical worksheets specifically designed to improve your handicap by Getting Fit For Golf.