Playing golf has many health benefits both physically and mentally. A full 18 hole round of golf depending on your body size can burn around 1,400 or more calories.
However, golf requires a certain level of strength, endurance, explosive power, flexibility and athletic ability to perform a movement that produces some of the fastest club head and ball speeds of any sport.
These large forces on the body can lead to many different types of injuries, which are often specific to certain areas and sides of the body in golfers, depending on their lead side.
A lot of research has been completed on the types and likelihood of injuries experienced by golfers. The wrists, back, shoulders and hips are the most commonly injured regions in professional golfers, with the leading side more frequently affected. The lower back and elbow are most frequently injured in recreational golfers, with fewer injuries resulting from overuse.