WATCH: Golfer with leg in cast finds ingenious way to defy doctor’s orders and get out on the course
Your doctor may have told you at some point that you really need to rest, but isn’t golf just a form of rest?
Probably not, certainly not the way we play it, but if we can’t get liberal with doctor’s instructions then why are we even here?
This golfer has clearly been told to rest up his injured leg.
We think he’s doing a great job of this:
- He is using a cart
- He isn’t putting any weight on that sucker as far as we can see
For the wonderful feelings of relaxation and the calm feeling of being out in nature, golf is surely just another for of rest.
We shouldn’t have to say this, but just to be clear: please don’t take medical advice from Golf365 or anyone who isn’t a real doctor.
But while golf usually requires that a person be able to stand suffciently upright and swing with as much power as necessary, the sport is accessible to both the injured and those with disabilities. And playing golf has been linked to improved heart health.
A game of golf can require walking anywhere from five to seven km on average. You will get the best possible cardiovascular workout if you walk 18 holes three to five times a week, and you’ll burn more calories if you pull or carry your clubs around the course.
Again, we stress we aren’t doctors, but the message is clear: more golf makes you healthier.
Furthermore, golf is an extremely sociable and pleasant activity. While competing against others, you can also challenge yourself to beat your previous best score.
A excellent approach to get started is to take lessons to learn the fundamentals before hitting the course.
Alternatively, you may collect a group of pals, rent some clubs, and explore your local public course, which can be just as pleasant.
As you develop, you may want to consider acquiring a set of clubs or, if you are very interested, having the clubs custom-made or fitted to your specifications.
Golf is a leisurely activity with a low overall risk of injury, but injuries continue to occur. Common injuries include those to the lower back, wrists and elbows, head, and eyes. Injury can be caused by overuse, improper technique, striking the ground instead of the ball, or aggravating a prior injury.
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