Why we need this: Having a good push cart can help prevent injuries that come for carrying our bags. The average golf bag weighs anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds. This added weight can have a significant impact on a person's body, especially for those under the age of 25 or over 45. Carrying your clubs not only places a huge amount of compressive force on your spine, but also causes lactic acid build up in the surrounding muscles causing fatigue and you guessed it... injuries!
Dr. Neil Wolkodoff, medical director of the Colorado Center for Health and Sports Science, conducted a study on the physical effects of using a push cart vs carrying a bag. The research suggests that golfers who carry increase their risk of injury to shoulders, back, and ankles. "One of the surprising realizations was that just swinging a club about 100 times uses up a significant amount of energy," Wolkodoff said, "The golf swing is tough on the back no matter how you look at it. If you can use a push cart and keep one more stress away from the back that's a great thing." The American Junior Golf Association began to allow push carts after Dr. Wolkodoff published his findings.
Keeping athletes safe and reducing the risk of injuries is one of our main goals.
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