To avoid golf injuries at any age level, it is
important for the golfer to develop a solid swing technique. The golfer
who plays with a poor swing technique will have an increased risk of
injury due to the excessive stress placed on their back, shoulders, and
elbows. All golfers, no matter the age level, should have a specific
routine of stretching/flexibility exercises they perform prior to
starting each round. Along with their stretching/ flexibility exercises,
they should always hit some golf balls before a game, starting with the
wedge and gradually working their way up to the driver. You should
never just grab the driver and go!
Seek the advice of a sports medicine specialist in your area if any
injury occurs to get an accurate diagnosis and prevent recurrent
problems. You should return to the course or range only when clearance
is granted by a health care professional.
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