Golf Facts

Did you know these interesting facts about golf?

– It requires a low level of cardiovascular fitness.

– It is deceptively demanding on the spine and musculoskeletal system.

– Despite being a low-impact sport, recent studies showed 60% of professional and 40% of amateur golfers suffered from injury each season.

– Professional golfers have the highest incidence of back injury of all professional athletes.

– With aging and reduced flexibility, spinal forces are increased with the golf swing.

“Preseason Training for Golfers with Low Back Pain”, SpineLine, February 2012 By Roh, Eugene MD, Geraci, Michael C. MD, Smuck, Matthew MD

Michael C. Geraci Jr.

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