Keep Swinging and Prevent Common Golf Injuries

The 4th Annual Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament supporting the Children's Aid Foundation, is right around the corner. Celebrities will be tee-off at Eagle's Nest Golf Club in Maple on June 18th, having fun showing off their skills while raising money. But just because you and I may not been invited to play alongside the stars in that fundraiser doesn't mean that we take our game any less seriously. And an important part of training and readying ourselves for the game means avoiding common golf injuries. Most golfers, no matter their skill-level, are aware of some of the aches and pains that accompany the game. Back pain, shoulder pain or knee pain are the result of common golf injuries that stem from stance and swing. Repetition can lead to carpel tunnel syndrome; tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are also common (although, ironically, tennis elbow is more common that golfer's elbow). These golf injuries plague many players, so working to avoid them is crucial if you want to stay on the fairways. How can you avoid common golf injuries and keep swinging? A golf injury prevention program offered by a sports injury clinic is always a good idea. Designed to...

Keep Your Golf Game in Top Form with These Golf Fitness Tips

With the US Open just around the corner, many golfers are thinking about tweaking their game. Players taking to the green in June know how to hit a ball. But a great deal of golf success involves golf fitness and avoiding golf injuries - after all, you can't take home that million dollar purse if you're not in top form. While many of us don't play at the same level as those competing in tournaments, it doesn't mean we should settle for not being in good shape and prepared for a day on the course. Keeping that in mind, here are some important golf fitness tips to keep your body limber and your swing tight! Golf fitness tip #1 - Notwithstanding the reiteration of what was hammered into our heads in elementary school (to stretch before partaking in any sport), remember that stretching before the game is crucial if you want to be on the top of your game while avoiding golf injuries. Exercises that will increase your power, mechanics and flexibility will help target every aspect of your golf game, allowing your body to warm up and stay sharp throughout the day. Golf fitness tip #2 - Remember that just pre-game stretching...

Gearing Up For The 2013 Golf Season: Avoid Golf Injuries Before They Happen

As March winds down and the snow melts we start to see golf courses welcoming players onto the tee. It is also pretty common to see those early bird golfers out there perfecting their swing at neighbouring driving ranges at the first possible chance. If you‘re hooked on golf, warm weather is constantly tempting and prompting you to fit a game in as often as you possibly can!! But how do you prepare for the golf season before it starts? Do you head out and find yourself a new set of clubs? Purchase some new golf shoes? These tasks will make you look stylish but do nothing to prepare your body for the course. While some don‘t see golf as a strenuous sport, those who play - and know the game - recognize that it‘s a great form of exercise, working several different muscles in your body. Like many other sports, golf too has common injuries that people struggle with. Golf injuries can come from a variety of different factors - be it inexperience or repetition. Avoiding golf injuries is crucial if you want to keep up your normal level of play. A sports injury clinic that offers a golf...

Want to Swing Safely and Prevent Common Golf Injuries? Start with our Golf Injury Prevention Techniques!

Many people incorrectly assume that golf is a low-level physical activity, and that, therefore golf injuries are uncommon. Anything but! Whether you are an avid golfer who spends every possible minute on the course, or you only pick up the clubs a few times a year, it’s important to remember that golf injuries are common no matter your level of play.  A golf injury prevention program allows you to get the most out of every day you spend on the fairway, while at the same time keeps you in tip top shape – a considerable side-bonus! Golf injuries are incredibly common among all ages and skill levels, most often occurring courtesy of improper swing or grip techniques, or stemming from repetitive bad habits when swinging.  Improper stance, swing or grip; stiffness and inflexibility can all lead to injuries in the arms, wrists, hands, hip, back or shoulders. The repetitive motion of the swing is unavoidable in golf.  In fact, people are often encouraged to remember their best swing technique and repeat it.  But improper technique can be very hard on the muscles and joints. Visits to a golf injury prevention clinic where a conditioning program is designed for you not...

lew dunn memorial golf classic how to choose the best golf shoes

Calling all golfers! This August, The Toronto General and Western Foundation and the Lew Dunn Foundation will be bringing you the 13th annual Lew Dunn Memorial Golf Classic! In 13 years this charity has raised millions of dollars, enabling The University Health Network and the University of Toronto to provide student scholarships for those studying to become Colorectal and Oncologic surgeons. The Lew Dunn Scholarship promotes education and research that enhances care for patients with colon cancer, raises awareness of the disease, and develops better treatments. This charity isn’t just making a difference to Canada but also worldwide. This year, the Lew Dunn Memorial Golf Classic will be held on August 20th, and the Toronto General and Western Foundation website has all the essential information you need. When participating in a golf tournament, well made and great fitting golf shoes are paramount. When you consider that the average golfer walks about 4-5 miles during a round, spending several hours on his or her feet, it’s little wonder that golf shoes not only contribute to the success of your game but the comfort (and survival) of it as well! An ill-fitting pair of golf shoes can affect your swing and stability,...