Relatively speaking, playing golf is a very tranquil pursuit. But while it is, statistically, one of the world’s safest sports, there is still a risk of being involved in an accident when playing golf, like any other exercise activity.
What kind of injuries can you sustain when playing golf?
Golfing injuries can range from muscles strains sustained on the driving range to bruises from trips, slips and falls. Here are some of the most common injuries sustained while playing golf:
- Golf elbow: pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow
- Lower back and shoulder pain: damage to the muscles and ligaments
- Frozen shoulder: chronic stiffness of the shoulder joint
Slips and falls when playing golf
Golf courses are usually very well maintained, but a slip or fall on the course is always a possibility and could affect your game for a long time to come.
- Wearing golf shoes will give you much better traction than normal trainers, helping you avoid slipping while you walk around the course and swing the club.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Players being struck by a ball whilst on the course is rare, but you should always keep an eye on the people around you just in case.
- Wear sunscreen. Golf is generally a summer sport, which means you should use plenty of sunscreen and wear a hat to protect your face.
- Drink water. Always take a bottle of water with you when you head out onto the course. A typical golf round can last from two to four hours, and rest spots can be few and far between. Staying hydrated is therefore vital.
If you’ve been injured on the golf course or you’ve suffered a slip in a public place and you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a no-win, no-fee* claim for public liability compensation.
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Date Published: October 5, 2016
Author: Accident Advice