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WHAT IS GOLF?
Golf is played on a course of either 9 or 18 holes and each golf course can vary quite significantly dependent on area and level of difficulty being attained. Golf has strict rules and regulations in place and there are certain levels of etiquette players are expected to follow ranging from safety, fairness and pace of play.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLF
Golf has many health benefits, as it is a demanding sport requiring athletic ability, strength, endurance, strategy and mental toughness. Golfers can quite often walk about 5 miles in a normal course of 18 holes.
COMMON GOLF INJURIES
There are three main types of common golf injuries. An injury may be due to an external factor such as being hit by an errant golf ball or struck by a person swinging a golf club. Falls due to uneven ground, steep banks or even putting a foot in a hole, are not unusual. Men most frequently suffer from back or lower limb problems, which are particularly common in professional golfers. A shoulder injury usually involves a torn rotator cuff or tendon injury to the biceps or subscapularis muscles. In contrast, women seem to be prone to wrist or arm injuries, such as tennis or golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome or wrist impaction.
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SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional golfers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As an alternative for amateur golfers, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.