If you get hurt, it’s likely gonna be this…

I know most don’t like Mondays, but it’s a such a great day to start building a new habit, do a reset, or refocus.

Over the weekend, I got out a few times with some fellas I hadn’t seen in awhile. And there were a lot of questions about Will Zalatoris’ season-ending, back injury.

Now, we see injuries in all sports, but us lunatic golfers may have it the worst.

I will argue with anybody that the golf swing is the most complex movement of any sport.  And because of that, there are an almost limitless number of ways to get injured (Yay for us).

After we hit the range and then play our round, we’re putting our bodies through a very violent movement 100+ times. And THAT is a lot of stress on the body.

Now, I don’t recommend it, but soccer players could theoretically focus on just their ankles, knees and maybe their hips. And stay relatively injury-free.

Golfers on the other hand, need to protect our ankles, knees, hips, back, wrists, shoulders, neck – pretty much all our joints.

Of course, there are muscle strains, but the joint injuries are the ones that keep guys off the course for entire seasons.

Did you know that NBC has a PGA Tour injury report? I stopped looking at golfer number 30. And I saw exactly ZERO muscle injuries.

Instead, it’s a list of back and joint injuries.

So, what should we do to avoid injuries?


Our muscles keep our joints safe.  And, as the injury list above proves to us, our joints have the highest probability of being injured.

You’ve got this.

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro

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