Want to avoid golf injuries? Start by thinking through your golf swing: 1. Use proper posture. Avoid hunching over the ball, which may contribute to neck and back strain. 2. Stay smooth. The power of a golf swing comes from force transferred smoothly through all the muscle groups, from your ankles to your wrists. 3. Don't overswing. Relax and take a nice, easy swing at the ball.

Last Updated: 01-17-2019
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