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His skill and enormous concentration are certainly reasons why he has been so successful, but also his dedication to keeping fit is an important aspect of his success. A health conscious approach is not just for the pros, but is just as important for the amateur golfer, according to the American Physical Therapy Association. Good biomechanics, which is the application of proper form, and proper fitness and flexibility will help the recreational golfer improve his performance and possibly soon lower his handi- cap. Keith Kleven PT, M.S., ATC, is a physical thera- pist in Las Vegas, nevada who works with a number of professional golfers, including Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara, and Emilee Klein, who is the sister of Graeagle Meadows pro Bob Klein. According to Mr. Kieven, a golfer may spend hundreds of dollars on equipment but neglect the most important piece of equipment, his own body. The golf swing is one of the most precise and complicated movements among all sports. It requires stability in some joints and flex- ibility in others. Proper biomechanics throughout the golf swing can go a long way in preventing injuries, by reducing stress on the muscle joints. A biome- chanically sound swing may also result in a more accurate ball strike resulting in greater distance and accuracy, which leads to better scores. Unlike the pros, recreational golfers often attempt to swing a club with a speed and force that they are not safely capable of generating. This is often done after sitting behind a desk all week and without warming up. According to Kleven, seven to eight times their body weight is compressed into the spine with every swing. This kind of force certainly has the potential to damage discs and strain muscles. In fact, the most common injuries among golfers involve the spine, including the upper and lower back and neck. Flexibility as well as proper form is important. No matter what shape you are in, a golfer should make it a habit to warm-up and stretch beforehand. Up to 20 minutes of stability and warming - up of all major muscle groups, especially the back, lower extremities and shoulders should be done before practice or play. Even though golf is not considered an aerobically demanding sport, cardiovascular endurance is an important aspect of the game. Fatigue can result in poor performance due to lack of coordinated body movements, as well as soft tissue stiffening. It is important to undergo at least a gentle aerobic condi- tioning program as an integral part of the golf fitness program. This will enable the golfer to walk the course, which should help the muscles to stay warm and flexible, thus avoiding potential injury. Lastly, strength training can be a vital part of a golf fitness program. All sports are recognizing the importance of resistance training and golf is no exception. All you have to do is look at Tiger Woods as an example of the "new" golf professional and prototype golfer. Gone are the days where we believed that weight training was not compatible with sports requiring flexibility, such as golf. When starting a weight-training program, it is important to start slow and gradually increase the intensity of the program as tolerated. Golf is a wonderful sport that can be more fully appreciated when you are physically prepared for it. As far as the mental aspect of the sport...you're on your own! ! -Joaquin "Butch" Vargas, ET., MTC, M.S. 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