Each year, golfers spend hundreds of dollars on new and improved equipment, but do not invest any time or money in the most essential piece of equipment – their body.
Golf is a great way to get exercise, but people who enjoy this game are at risk for injuries of the lower back, elbow, and shoulder. Many restrict or stop playing because of injury.
The upcoming Back in Swing Interactive Golf Clinic scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2012 at Palmetto Country Club will provide some simple instructions for preventing such injuries from occurring on the course.
"Back in Swing” is the region’s ONLY comprehensive seminar/clinic which brings together the disciplines of medicine, physical therapy and golf. The event educates golfers on treatment and, more importantly, prevention of spinal injury and back pain. Plus, golfers get to practice what they learn during 18 holes of golf. The fun and informative event is the brainchild of Dr. William Whyte of Louisiana Pain Physicians and local physical therapist, Mike Jones.
Back muscles play a huge role in the body movement of a golf swing and follow-through. The force created by the club head – about 100 miles per hour in a well-executed drive – is powered and stabilized by back muscles. The "Back in Swing” Clinic will teach you warm-up, strengthening and flexibility exercises that can not only protect you from injury, but maximize the power and control of your swing.
The cost of the seminar, interactive clinic, food and 18 holes of golf is $170 for an individual; there will be a morning session from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM and an afternoon session from 12:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Team sponsorships are available for $700 and Hole Sponsorships for $1,600.
For more information or sponsorship opportunities, call (318) 925-4663. You may register for this event online by going to www.heartofhopeministry.com and clicking on the "Back In Swing "icon.
All proceeds will benefit Heart of Hope, A Sanctuary for Women.