Golfing Tips for Preventing Back Pain

‘Hitting the Green Without Hurting Your Back’:
PGA Teacher Dr. Jim Suttie Offers Free Seminar for Golfers

Last update: 1:09 p.m. EDT July 17, 2008
MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ranked by Golf Digest this year as the # 1 Golf Teacher in Illinois and among the Top 20 in the U.S., renowned PGA instructor Dr. Jim Suttie’s quick tips include:

— Use longer and more upright clubs. Avoid bending forward at address
too much.
— Bend your knees more than conventional instruction would tell you to.
This will take pressure off your spine.
— Narrow your stance to enable you to turn your body easier.
— Stand erect at address.
— Avoid coiling on the backswing. Turn your hips and shoulders together.
Never restrict your hips on the backswing.
— Let your head turn a little to the right on the backswing. This will
avoid putting pressure on the thoracic spine area.