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Quick Tips for a Great Golf Season

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Ever wonder why chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists have packed schedules every Spring? Because the Spring/Summer sport season has kicked off and one to many unprepared players have attempted a return to their favorite activities. One of the season’s most popular seniors’ sports is golf. Here are a few simple tips on how to make this season a safe, smooth and enjoyable one:

  • Start slow. Your first time out, maybe play 9 holes instead of 18. Or better yet, hit the range for a few warm up swings before you make it out to the course. Let your body get used to swinging a club again.
  • The right tools. Make sure your clubs are the right length and material according to your strength and swing. Playing with unsuitable clubs can cause discomfort and pain, not to mention the fact that they can easily hinder your game.
  • Warm up…and down. Go for a light walk and do some stretches before and after your game.
  • Push, pull or carry. Ease into the season. Don’t carry your golf bag over one shoulder for 18 holes. Pull your bag on wheels, take turns in the golf cart, or make sure you have a bag with two straps so that you can easily distribute the weight as you walk with it.
  • Proper shoes. Invest in a good pair of golf shoes. A shoe with great support and maximum comfort can prevent knee, hip and lower back pain.
  • H2O. Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water as you play – particularly on especially hot and humid days.
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