Get Back on Course with the Right Swing Mechanics

Most back strain in golf can be traced to poor swing mechanics.

Fact: Golf requires solid swing mechanics to provide the best impact and distance. In the 1970s, the “reverse C” finish put excessive strain on the back. Modern swing gurus like Butch Harmon now preach a finish where the back is perfectly straight at the finish — which lessens strain on the back. Amateurs also swing way too hard. Tour pros achieve huge distance by staying in balance and swinging at 80%. The best investment to save your back is to have a lesson with a PGA-certified teaching pro who can provide the right instruction to lessen strain on the back. We provide here additional tips to get you back on course this year.

Spine Physicians Institute treats back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, stenosis and other spine problems. Patients come to the spine center from across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Dr. Sethuraman is one of few Mayo Clinic fellowship-trained spine surgeons in the North Texas area. A fellowship is the highest level of medical education in the U.S.

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