Posted by Karey Colyer on Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 06:55 AM
Got Golf? Got Injury?
Do you love to golf but aren’t able to get on the green due to a broken foot or injury? Golfers who suffer from a fractured or broken foot are often unable to get on the course for weeks, allowing for the injury to heal properly before playing. Don’t despair, pull out your putter and check out our tips for working on your game while recovering.
It is possible to work on your putting, improve your upper body form, correct mistakes, and get out on the course before your cast is removed! Always consult your health care professional before attempting to play any sports while injured.
Golfing Tips to Lower your Handicapped while Handicapped:
Hands Free Crutch vs. Crutches: The I Walk Free, Hands Free Crutches is the perfect product to get you off the couch and back on the green! This product frees your hands from the grip of crutches and allows you full ability to hold a golf club. It seems to good to be true! This product is available for everybody but if you love to golf, have great balance, and want to have the freedom crutches do not give you, try the Hands Free Crutch today.
Golf Cart Vs. Walking: Although playing from a golf cart may seem a little bizarre, it’s a definite possibility. Amputees and people with other disability that prevent them from walking the golf course are able to continue golfing by sitting on the back of the cart, allowing your legs to hang down off the back of the cart or rest gently on the ground depending on your comfort level. It is possible for you to engage in this activity to keep fresh and work on your putting and driving.
Putting Technique: Putting with a broken foot is possible but you may need to be seated (unless you have the Hands Free Crutch) If your golfing with a group, have a friend bring along a small stool for you to sit on while putting. You will have full motion of your arms and limited lower body movement. Although you can do this on any golf course, you can also do this on a practice putting green, or set up a small hole in your office or backyard.
Driving Technique: This is potentially the most difficult move while golfing during injury recovery. Unlike putting, driving a ball in golf requires extensive lower body rotation in order to generate power and speed behind the ball. As a result, driving the ball while seated will reduce your distance and potentially alter your regular stroke while you get back to golfing after injury. Try correcting your mistakes by analyzing golf tapes to improve your game for when you do get back on the course. If you have rented a Hands Free Crutch, it is definitely be possible to gain your full stroke while balancing on the crutch. Try practicing at a driving range before doing a full 9 or 18 round.
Still don’t believe it’s possible? Watch the video proof.
They won’t be laughing when you beat them on one foot.