Golf Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes

Golf Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes

by Allan M. Levy, Mark L. Fuerst
     
 

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Steer clear of golf injuries once and for all with this expert fitness and prevention program.

"Without question, Golf Injury Handbook is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use reference for amateur golfers to take care of themselves and improve their games."--Bud Ferrante, P.T., founder, Back to Golf Performance Program.

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Steer clear of golf injuries once and for all with this expert fitness and prevention program.

"Without question, Golf Injury Handbook is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use reference for amateur golfers to take care of themselves and improve their games."--Bud Ferrante, P.T., founder, Back to Golf Performance Program.

"A good job of providing the basics of recovering from golf injuries . . . also a useful guide to developing a proper strength and flexibility workout for a better swing and a lower score."--Jim Albus, Senior PGA Tour player.

"As a quarterback, I found that golf fatigued my throwing arm, so I made it a policy to get treatment from Dr. Levy after playing a round."--Phil Simms, former New York Giants quarterback.

Sharp lower-back pains. Aching elbows. Tender wrists. Inflamed rotator cuffs. Sore knees. More than 40,000 people are treated for these and other golf-related injuries each year. The good news is that now you can make sure you're not one of them. From the authors of the classic Sports Injury Handbook, this top-notch manual of easy-to-follow golf do's and don'ts is all you need to prevent injuries and treat common symptoms, and improve your conditioning, flexibility, and strength to help lower your scores. Dr. Allan Levy's vast practical knowledge of golf fitness is indispensable for players at every skill level--from absolute beginners to weekend hackers to club champions. There are even separate chapters devoted specifically to women's and seniors' issues.

Peppered with firsthand stories, golfing anecdotes, and clear illustrations, the Golf Injury Handbook is both entertaining and informative. Inside, you'll discover:
* The essential elements of a proper workout to lower your scores--including warm-up, conditioning, and strength training.
* The pluses and minuses of a variety of gadgets that promise to improve your game.
* A complete guide to golf injuries, from head to toe--how to recognize them and how to heal them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470347843
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
171
File size:
2 MB

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Golf Injury Handbook
Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes
Allan M. Levy, M. D.
Mark L. Fuerst
ISBN: 0-471-24853-3

Foreword

As a professional instructor and golf coach to top tour players as well as numerous weekend golfers, I must stay on the cutting edge of my sport. It's either that or watch the world pass me by.
There are so many new ideas and so much general information regarding every aspect of the game, it is hard to keep up. Yet, of course, it is something I love to do.
The centerpiece of my golf-school teaching system is the "25 percent theory." That simply means our instructors divide golf into four equal parts: the long game, the short game, the mental game, and the management game. These four basic areas make up the golfer's talent profile. What the golfer needs to improve will always fall into one of these four categories. The job of our teachers is to accurately diagnose what each golfer needs to work on first, and then develop an improvement plan.
As teaching and coaching golf have become more and more refined, the area of golf management has been taken much more seriously. I've seen a huge change in just the last ten years. To me, the management game means how you manage your golf strengths and weaknesses. It includes how you manage your life. Depending upon how much you want to improve and how dedicated you are, your off-course management skills become more important.
Today, all PGA Tour players consider physical conditioning and stretching as absolute fundamentals to success. Many of golf's greatest players have full-time trainers or have very detailed training programs. If you are not training like an athlete, you are losing tremendous ground and you simply will not make it in today's ultramodern, high-tech world.
I've noticed that many average golfers attending our schools are seeking our advice on flexibility and strength training. They have become aware that without good range of motion, they will never hit the ball as they had hoped.
So getting the right information from the huge number of available sources is key. Just as in golf instruction, there is an information overload, with a high percentage of that information being very weak and sometimes highly detrimental.
In Golf Injury Handbook, you will get great information from Dr. Allan Levy and Mark Fuerst. These two top professionals can give you cutting-edge information in the field of sports medicine. I'm sure that following their advice will allow you to do more with the golf club and help you reach your true golf potential-and have much more fun playing the game.
The one key word that describes every successful person I've ever met is preparation. This book will help you prepare for a wide variety of potential problems. It includes all kinds of advice and ideas on preventing problems before they happen, as well as fixing physical problems that you may already have.
Prepare to succeed in golf by examining the management department of your golf life. This book will definitely help you get ready to play your best golf.

Best of luck,
Jim McLean

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Meet the Author

ALLAN M. LEVY, M.D., team physician for the New York Giants and, formerly, the New Jersey Nets and New York Islanders, runs a successful New Jersey--based sports medicine practice for high school and recreational athletes.

MARK L. FUERST, former president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, is a Brooklyn-based health and medical writer and the coauthor of five books.

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