Golf Posture

Written by Josh Dodes
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For generations, golf posture has been an essential part of a strong game built on proper fundamentals. However, if an improved handicap is not incentive enough, an entirely new--and far more serious--reason to attend to your posture has emerged. As ergonomics and posture have increasingly become a concern in the workplace, experts have discovered another area where poor posture is responsible for long-term pain: the golf course.

While improper posture may not seem a significant risk as you enjoy a day on the links, it may be causing damage of which you will not be aware until it is too late. That's because the low-level pressure and tension your joints and muscles endure on the course can have a far more significant cumulative effect than many people have imagined. In fact, it turns out that proper posture may well represent the difference between playing tension-free for years and being hobbled by recurring or chronic pain that keeps you from playing at all.

Learning Proper Golf Posture

Thankfully, learning proper golf posture is not nearly as hard as most golfers imagine. Now that ergonomics experts and exercise physiologists are so easily found, it is simply a matter of knowing where to look. For far less than you might imagine, you can now learn simple techniques and exercises that will keep you playing pain-free for the rest of your life.

We cannot guarantee that healthy posture will improve your handicap. But we can guarantee that by ignoring this pressing health issue, you are risking a handicap of a completely different kind. Don't take chances; protect yourself, and you will never regret having done so.

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