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Joined: October 14th, 2007, 1:46 pm

April 25th, 2012, 12:07 am #1

OK. Once again I wrenched my back. After a painful 8 holes I had to walk off the course and I barely made it home. This happens continually and the main cause is being bent over at the golf address.

I can no longer set up with a 25 degree bent (or more) over the ball. However, I can turn back and thru just fine. It appears that I have 2 options; quit playing golf or modify my swing.

It appears That I can bend a max of 5-10 degrees at address without pain. Is a swing possible standing so tall at address? If so, what kind of modifications to the clubs are required?

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 25th, 2012, 3:36 am #2

Standing straighter can work but you will need to make sure there is space for your trail elbow to get forward. You can do this with side bend instead of the forward bend that hurts. Your body will need to form a reverse 'K' shape when viewed perpendicular to the target line at impact.

BTW - I have a bad lower back but I don't have pain from the forward bend when I insure good posture (my back is straight instead of rounded).

Peter
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Joined: October 14th, 2007, 1:46 pm

April 25th, 2012, 4:42 am #3

The pain was originally caused by lifting weights using poor technique. Unfortunately I carried my poor posture habits to my golf game. It was just a few years ago that I learn that my setup was all wrong and should never arch your back. Too late for me.
25 degrees. The pain subsides after 45 degrees.

The reverse k. Can it be achieved by straightening the trail leg or lead leg during the swing?

(Peter, can you fix my message switching title and name? thanks)
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Joined: July 27th, 2000, 11:22 pm

April 25th, 2012, 4:45 am #4

OK. Once again I wrenched my back. After a painful 8 holes I had to walk off the course and I barely made it home. This happens continually and the main cause is being bent over at the golf address.

I can no longer set up with a 25 degree bent (or more) over the ball. However, I can turn back and thru just fine. It appears that I have 2 options; quit playing golf or modify my swing.

It appears That I can bend a max of 5-10 degrees at address without pain. Is a swing possible standing so tall at address? If so, what kind of modifications to the clubs are required?

Thanks


I think maybe I can help you find a way to play without hurting your back. I have been through it all when it comes to learning how to play golf with a bad back.


Send me an email and we can talk about it.

Stan
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Joined: August 16th, 2005, 10:50 am

April 25th, 2012, 4:33 pm #5

OK. Once again I wrenched my back. After a painful 8 holes I had to walk off the course and I barely made it home. This happens continually and the main cause is being bent over at the golf address.

I can no longer set up with a 25 degree bent (or more) over the ball. However, I can turn back and thru just fine. It appears that I have 2 options; quit playing golf or modify my swing.

It appears That I can bend a max of 5-10 degrees at address without pain. Is a swing possible standing so tall at address? If so, what kind of modifications to the clubs are required?

Thanks


Have you been through physical therapy? It can make a HUGE difference. Since you have not mentioned injury, surgeries, etc., I thought I'd ask.
I used to have a VHS tape called Good Golf for Bad Backs, by Gary Wiren. It was okay, worth looking at if you can find it. But PT and then keeping up with it on your own is the single biggest thing you could do.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 26th, 2012, 3:05 am #6

The pain was originally caused by lifting weights using poor technique. Unfortunately I carried my poor posture habits to my golf game. It was just a few years ago that I learn that my setup was all wrong and should never arch your back. Too late for me.
25 degrees. The pain subsides after 45 degrees.

The reverse k. Can it be achieved by straightening the trail leg or lead leg during the swing?

(Peter, can you fix my message switching title and name? thanks)
Stan may be sharing his secret back saving swing with you He has a LOT of experience with how to play with REALLY bad back problems.

With regard to the reverse 'K' the key is keeping your trail leg (the lower part of the 'K') angled i.e. not swaying off the ball and keeping your nose over your trail knee so that your torso is angled away from the target.

I don't understand what you mean by 'switching title and name'. Your post seemed to have the correct entries for each.

Peter
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Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 1:06 pm

April 26th, 2012, 11:17 pm #7

OK. Once again I wrenched my back. After a painful 8 holes I had to walk off the course and I barely made it home. This happens continually and the main cause is being bent over at the golf address.

I can no longer set up with a 25 degree bent (or more) over the ball. However, I can turn back and thru just fine. It appears that I have 2 options; quit playing golf or modify my swing.

It appears That I can bend a max of 5-10 degrees at address without pain. Is a swing possible standing so tall at address? If so, what kind of modifications to the clubs are required?

Thanks


MGS golf is very easy on the back because of the preset position
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Joined: October 14th, 2007, 1:46 pm

April 27th, 2012, 1:07 am #8

Have you been through physical therapy? It can make a HUGE difference. Since you have not mentioned injury, surgeries, etc., I thought I'd ask.
I used to have a VHS tape called Good Golf for Bad Backs, by Gary Wiren. It was okay, worth looking at if you can find it. But PT and then keeping up with it on your own is the single biggest thing you could do.
and psycho analyzed says my wife if I try to play golf again.

I have been to specialists and chiropractors. I try to stretch regularly and this helps tremendously.

I appreciate the tips, though

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April 27th, 2012, 1:10 am #9

MGS golf is very easy on the back because of the preset position
I have looked into MGS and tried it. It appears to be easy on the back for folks who have trouble turning. My issue is the bend angle; I need to stand tall.

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 27th, 2012, 1:44 am #10

and psycho analyzed says my wife if I try to play golf again.

I have been to specialists and chiropractors. I try to stretch regularly and this helps tremendously.

I appreciate the tips, though
I completed therapy for lower back pain a few months ago and THE most important exercise for me staying pain free has been foam rolling my legs (not my back). You can find the complete set of foam rolling exercises I was taught here. A foam roll is cheap so it's easy to try. Be forewarned that it hurts A LOT and for a few weeks even if doing it every day. When it stops hurting you're in good shape.

Peter
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