There’s nothing quite like carving out time to spend on the golf course with no one but you, your favorite golf partners, and your custom golf clubs. But when you’ve got a bad back, working on that swing can transform your play time into a house of pain.


You can always just accept your fate and take a seat on the sidelines, but why let a little back pain keep you from working on your drive when there’s a better way? In this post from Burl Oaks Golf Club, we’re sharing our best tips for improving your golf swing when you’ve got a bad back. Come see us to start working on your golf swing!

A Pain in the Backside

Back pain isn’t just a problem for arthritis sufferers when it comes to golf. It’s far too common a problem that a golfer will start off feeling fantastic and ready for a great game but then end up feeling their mojo wane a few holes into a course. Sometimes, you might not even feel it until the next day but then wake up the morning after feeling like you’ve been run over by a train.


These are just a few of the medical issues golfers complain of:


●        Bulging discs

●        Herniated discs

●        Stenosis

●        Arthritis

●        Muscle pain


What most golfers don’t realize is that back pain is extremely prevalent among golfers and can happen to most of us sooner or later. The simple mechanics of the way the sport impacts the human body makes golf pain almost inevitable if you’re not actively working to combat it.


Understanding the cause of back pain is crucial to stopping it. Here are a few reasons golf swings are often connected to bad backs:


●        Swinging your golf club repeatedly the wrong way or using a club that’s a bad fit for your body can lead to repetitive motion injury.

●        The joints and facets in your spine are worked hard over and over again while golfing, causing them to degeneration if you aren’t careful.

●        The movements behind a golf swing are asymmetrical, occurring on the same side over and over again.

Improving Your Golf Swing Without the Pain

Don’t let a bad back keep you sidelined. Here are a few pain-reducing techniques you can adopt when you’re working on your golf swing:


1.      Make stretching a part of your routine.

2.      Commit to a golf fitness program that includes strength-building exercises and an emphasis on strengthening your core.

3.      Get professional training to improve your posture and swing.

Sign Up for Minnesota Golf Lessons at Burl Oaks Golf Club

Is a bad back stopping you from enjoying your favorite sport? Sign up for professional golf lessons to get help improving your golf swing the right way or spend some time on our practice facilities improving your golf fitness. Give us a call at 952-472-7017 or contact us online today!