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Low Back Pain in Golfers

Jul 08, 2021

Do you experience low back pain when you golf? You’re not alone! Titleist Performance Institute has found 28% of all golfers have low back pain during or after every round they play. This alarming statistic doesn’t have to be as high and can be effectively treated with Golf Specific PT and TPI fitness golf training. The low back or lumbar spine is not designed to rotate, it is designed to flex and ext or to bend forward and lean backwards; however, if a golfer is limited in their ability to rotate in the trunk and hips, then additional rotation stress will be placed on the low back since rotate will still occur in the swing.

Over time this can be a major cause of low back pain in the golfer. Try the exercises in the below video to help your low back pain or reduce your likelihood of experiencing low back pain during your next round!

Kinematic Sequence

Titleist Performance Institute has found “Using data collected from 3-D motion analysis systems…how golfers generate speed and transfer this speed or energy throughout their bodies. We have found a certain sequence or signature of how they get this speed to the club head. We call this the “Kinematic Sequence”. The amazing thing is that all great ball strikers have the same kinematic sequence or the same signature of generating speed and transferring speed throughout their body. That means if you compare Ernie Els kinematic sequence to Jim Furyk’s kinematic sequence it’s hard to show a difference. That is a bold statement since there is an obvious difference on a video camera between these two players.

All great ball strikers begin by generating speed from their lower body and transferring this speed through their torso, into their arms, and then into the club. What style they use to complete this signature is completely unique to each player.” Read more at:

Understanding this concept is key to training your body how to initiate movement during golf fitness activities to ensure most efficient power production during the golf swing.


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