The frequency of golf injuries

Clin Sports Med. 1996 Jan;15(1):1-7.


Although golf has not been recognized as a sport associated with injuries, epidemiologic studies document that back and elbow injuries are most common in male amateur golfers. Lower back and wrist injuries occur in the male golf professional while female professional golfers are more likely to suffer injuries to the wrist and lower back, respectively. The elbow, followed by the lower back, is the most likely area of injury associated with female amateur golfers. These injuries are related to overuse, poor conditioning, and improper swing mechanics. It is the hope of this author that more studies regarding the mechanics, prevention, and treatment of these injuries will be stimulated by this journal and others.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Golf / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*