Golfing is one of the most popular summer recreational sports in Minnesota, but it is also one of the leading causes of injury. Poor swing mechanics and poor conditioning can lead to injuries for many “weekend” golfers. Here are a few tips to help keep you on the course this season:
- Strengthen your core muscles, including your stomach and spine
- Warm up and stretch, including your neck, shoulder, trunk and legs
- Swing practice on the range. If this isn’t possible practice your swing without a ball. Begin with wedges and work up through your irons and drivers
- Avoid bending or hyperextending the spine and rotate your hips and shoulders together
Check out PTOSI’s Golf Performance Program to find out how you can improve your golf game and avoid injury.