Trauma to the lower back accounts for one third of injuries, and can happen to anyone, regardless of age or ability. There are two main reasons for this: firstly a good golf swing requires significant club head speed, and you can only get that through applying torque and torsion (force and twisting) through your lower back. The second reason is that golf puts a lot of pressure on your spine – in fact it’s equal to eight times your body weight!
Golfers also suffer injuries and traumas to their shoulders, elbows (also know as golfer’s elbow), wrists and hands – and the average recovery time for golfers is between two to four weeks – which is a long time to be off the course! The good news is that you can reduce your risk of injury by following some simple techniques.