Golf for the mature athlete

Clin Sports Med. 1991 Apr;10(2):269-82.


Golf is a different sport from all others discussed in this issue in one important aspect: Almost all of its practitioners play more, rather than less, as they mature. A great many of them play better, too. This additional play and skill can be highly satisfying to the participants; however, it puts them at risk for a number of overuse syndromes directly caused by the motion requirements of golf. In addition, the repetitive nature of the activity can exacerbate pre-existing and age-related orthopedic pathology as well. There is no substitute for attention to the preplay aspects of golf (warm-up, flexibility, and strengthening).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged* / psychology
  • Back Pain / prevention & control
  • Golf* / injuries
  • Humans
  • Physical Education and Training*
  • Syndrome