If you are anything like me, you’ve been waiting for this “spring” to warm up so you can get out onto the golf course. Unfortunately, the weather has not been what one might consider ideal golf weather.
Although, there is a chance that the poor spring weather has been to your advantage if you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or tend to push it a little too hard right away and instead cause yourself a new injury. If either of those two things sounds like you, then it is time to start getting you ready for the season.
Our golf season is already too short in North Dakota, so the last thing you want to do is hurt yourself rushing back in, either coming off an injury or not. It’s important to gradually get yourself back into the swing of things as you get started in the early golf season.
First, if you recently had a surgery or serious injury, it would be important to talk to your doctor or go see a physical therapist before returning to golf if you have any questions or concerns.
Now, most injuries happen when you do something too much, too fast, after doing too little, for too long. Typically the injuries that occur with golf tend to be a workload issue. Meaning you hardly swing a golf club all winter long and then it gets nice outside and the first thing you do is go out and play 18 holes with no warmup… and to no surprise, you tend to feel a little sore afterward.
I imagine most people have felt this way, and because of that, it’s time to make a change on how you approach your time out on the course.