Category Archive for: ‘Golf’

The Golf Column: How to Cure Back Pain? Play, Don’t Practice

September 21, 2009www.telegraph.co.ukMark Reason It is humiliating. One moment the athlete is walking tall, improbable muscles straining the seams of his shirt. The next moment he is like a baby crawling around the bedroom carpet on his hands and knees. Back injury scythes down the professional sportsman with the same cold steel it uses on the hunched-up office worker. Seven …

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A Good Walk Spoiled, Often by an Injury

July 6, 2009By BILL PENNINGTONNew York Times Ever been on vacation, played golf three days in a row, then couldn’t get out of bed the next morning because your back was on fire? Ever gone to the driving range to fix your slice, tried a new swing tip and left with an aching elbow? Ever swung at a ball next …

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Stretching: The Truth

November 2, 2008THE NEW YORK TIMES/PHYS EDBy GRETCHEN REYNOLDS WHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.” If you’re like most of us, you were taught the …

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For Amateur Golfers, A Bad Swing Can Be A Real Pain

By DALE ROBERTSONHouston ChronicleOct. 19, 2008 The empirical, which is to say observable, evidence suggests many amateur golfers don’t think they need to be physically fit to hit the links every Saturday morning after a week of wheeling and dealing from behind the desk. Nothing could be further from the truth according to physical therapist Russ Paine. As a five-handicapper, …

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Golfing Tips for Preventing Back Pain

‘Hitting the Green Without Hurting Your Back’:PGA Teacher Dr. Jim Suttie Offers Free Seminar for Golfers Last update: 1:09 p.m. EDT July 17, 2008MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ranked by Golf Digest this year as the # 1 Golf Teacher in Illinois and among the Top 20 in the U.S., renowned PGA instructor Dr. Jim Suttie’s …

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Keep Golfers Swinging

Protecting your back keeps your golf game upright BY MARK HERRMANNNewsday.com7:40 PM EDT, June 18, 2008 The old phrase “Watch your back” takes on a whole different meaning when it comes to golf. It is not nearly as ominous as you might think, witnessed by Rocco Mediate’s remarkable performance at the U.S. Open. Mediate carried encouragement to a lot of …

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