Whether you're a weekend hacker or vying for the club championship, this top-notch manual of easy-to-follow golf do's and don'ts is all you need to effectively prevent injuries, treat common symptoms, and greatly improve your conditioning, flexibility, and strength. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Allan Levy provides a program of simple stretches and exercises that can be done before, during, and after a round. * Easy, golf-specific exercises for conditioning your abdominals, back, thighs, knees, wrists, and hands * Dozens of golf gadgets analyzed for cost and effectiveness * Icons tell readers at a glance which injuries require a doctor and which can be treated at home
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
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About 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 Jerseybased 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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Golf Injury Handbook
Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes
Allan M. Levy, M. D.
Mark L. Fuerst
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,
Table of ContentsPREPARING TO PLAY.
Fit for Golf.
Eat to Compete.
COMMON RISKS AND BASIC SAFEGUARDS.
Golf Injuries and Rehabilitation.
WHAT TO KNOW FROM HEAD TO TOE.
The Wrist and Hand.
The Lower Leg and Ankle.
GOLD FOR EVERYONE.
The Senior Game.
Women in Golf.
The Disabled Golfer.