Golf has great popularity as a spectator sport, as well as a participation sport. Providing coverage for golf events can range from mass event coverage for large professional tournaments to provision of injury care at local golf events. This article provides a brief introduction to the game of golf for those unfamiliar with its play, an overview of the types of injuries seen, and consideration in providing care for a variety of golf competitions.
Department of Family and Community Medicine; Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Athletic Training Education Program, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University; and Saint Louis University Athletics Department, Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Belleville, IL
Address for correspondence: L. Tyler Wadsworth, MD, Saint Louis University Athletics Department, Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, 180 South Third Street, Suite 100, Belleville, IL 62220 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).