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Nagging back injury continues to hinder Collins’ progress
Martha Collins says a bad back that has been bothering her for more than a month continues to severely hinder her golf game.
Collins, a local chiropractor who has accepted the challenge this spring and summer to try and improve her game and lower her handicap, played 18 holes this past weekend and played fairly well until her back seized up on the 14th hole.
“I shot 55 on the front and was playing fairly well, but then my back was really bothering me and I was afraid to hit the ball off the fairway and I had a 10 on 14 and played very poorly the rest of the way and ended up shooting 64 on the back,” she said.
Collins said she tells many of her patients who play golf regularly to stay away from the game when their back is bothering them and she’s is going to have to heed her own advice if things don’t improve soon.
“Golf is tough enough when you’re in good shape, but it’s very hard to play well when you’re back is bothering you,” she said. “I hope it gets better soon.”
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