This study aimed to review previous literature to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries resulting from playing golf.
Findings demonstrated that golf is considered to be of moderate risk for sport injury, with most injuries occurring primarily to the lumbar spine, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. It was found that there was a range of causes of injury but included such things as the player’s handicap, age, golf swing biomechanics, and their training and playing habits.
It was highlighted in this study that golf injuries should not be undervalued and that the impact of golf injuries deserves special attention due to the interaction of the nature of the injury, practice routines, handicap, and frequency of activity.
Cabri, J., Sousa, J. P., Kots, M., & Barreiros, J. (2009). Golf-related injuries: A systematic review. European Journal of Sport Science, 9, 353-366. Doi: 10.1080/17461390903009141