It’s not difficult to understand why golfers incur back injuries. Most golfers are weekend warriors, they are not in prime condition like the pros. Weekend golfers have weak and underdeveloped core muscles. As you know, golf is a game of repetitive motions. It requires a repetitive, one-sided torquing of the spine. This is hard on the body and the problem is compounded in amateurs, because they notoriously use poor swing mechanics that cause great loads of stress on the low back.
Imagine going to the gym and working only one side of your body everyday for years and neglecting the opposite side. Golf tends to create this same type of imbalance. Many golfers contract their bodies into oddly twisted postures, and combine this motion with a bent-over stance, which they repeat 100 times during a time period of three or four hours. Needless to say, these golfers set themselves up for some type of injury.