Golfing injuries are some of the most common complaints I see. It usually starts the weekend of the Masters Tournament when you get the “itch” to play. The biggest mistake I see is from those who purchase a “jumbo” bucket of balls and starting hammering away with the driver. Golf is not about doing that. At most, you swing the driver a few times per round (more often if youre prone to using the Mulligan) and then you walk a few minutes before you swing again. The overload to the low back structures, shoulders and hips associated with this quickly and repeated activity can create strains, sprains and repetitive use injuries. Not only is proper mechanics the most important part of the golf swing, but proper warm up and common sense as well. Most golfers are willing to spend $500 for a new driver hoping to gain an extra 10 yards. But as the saying goes, it is the CARPENTER and not the tools! Dr. Costello can help you with golf specific exercises to strengthen your core, increase flexibility and improve balance. With the prominence of Tiger Woods in golf, the rest of the field has learned that exercise is vital to their performance and success. Are you too good to exercise? Save your money from the driver and buy a new putter! Thats the club you use most often each round!