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How To Limit Lower Back Pain From Golf

Do you suffer from lower back pain? If so, you’re not alone. Lower back pain is a common golf injury. In fact, 28.1 percent of all players suffer from lower back pain, says a recent report from TPI, which surveyed over 31,000 players. It’s also among the most common injuries pro golfers suffer. One report says about 23 percent of golfers deal with lower back pain.

But while your lower back is the site of the pain, it’s not usually the cause of it. Unusual motions in other parts of the body force the lower back to work excessively hard, creating pain. Often, it’s the lack of mobility in hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders that are the cause of the unusual motion. These moving parts working against each other can cause improper swing mechanics – which puts strain on the lower back.

6 Tips On How To Break Out Of A Golf Slump

Every player goes through a golf slump—even PGA and LPGA pros. Sometimes they’re short. Sometimes they’re long. You’ve probably gone through a slump or two in your golf game over the years. What causes these slumps and how to break out of a golf slump is anyone’s guess.

Slumps aren’t fun. They can hurt your scores and your golf handicap, and they can frustrate you. So you don’t want to stay them for too long, like a whole season. Ideally, you want to break out of a golf slump as soon as possible, which is why we’ve provided the golf tips below. They’ll help you beat slumps and get you back on track quickly.

Six Golf Tips On Flexibility

What’s the biggest difference between how you play and how the pros play? Some say shotmaking. Others say course management or short game. What about flexibility? Flexibility allows for full range of motion as well as the potential to reach maximum length and power. This is key if you want to improve your distance and outdrive your partners on the course.

One area you can work on to improve—especially as you get older—is your flexibility. PGA and LPGA players tend to have great flexibility. Some of them are just naturally flexible. Others work hard it and develop it over time. Increasing your flexibility might not sound like a big deal, but it is. Flexibility helps you do three key things: maintain your posture, rotate correctly, and execute an in-balance swing.

Kicking Off A Golf Fitness Program: 7 Things to Know

If you’re like most weekend golfers, you want to improve your game. But are you willing to do all it takes? If you said yes, then the first step to improving your game is getting into better shape. Put simply, if you want to hit the ball farther, break 80, and reduce your golf handicap, then commit […]