DETROIT – With the first day of spring approaching comes the excitement of another golf season and renewed hope that breaking 80 this year is within reach.
But ahead of that first tee, golf enthusiasts have some time to prep and get the kinks out after a winter layoff with a GolFit class offered by Henry Ford’s Division of Sports Medicine.
Playing golf requires proper swing mechanics, flexibility and conditioning. Without them, leaves you vulnerable to injury.
In a 2017 study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine of golf-related injuries treated in U.S. Emergency Departments, the head and neck area were the most frequently injured region of the body and sprains and strains were the most common types of injuries.
A GolFit class, led by Trevor Lopez, a Henry Ford athletic trainer and Titleist Performance Institute certified professional, provides strength and flexibility exercises and swing tips during the two-hour session. Cost is $40.
Classes run from 7 – 9 p.m. Mondays at these Henry Ford locations, beginning in April:
April 8, Henry Ford Physical Therapy, 616 N. Main Street, Royal Oak.
April 15, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine, 6525 Second Avenue, Detroit.
April 29, Henry Ford Medical Center-Ford Road, 5500 Auto Club Drive, Dearborn.
May 6, Henry Ford Medical Center-Columbus, 39450 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi.
Register online or call 313.972.4167.
MEDIA CONTACT: David Olejarz / David.Olejarz@hfhs.org / 313.874.4094