There's more to golf than your golf swing. Use common sense to lower your risk of injury on the course: 1. Warm up. Before you golf, walk or jog for a few minutes. Then try a few gentle stretches. 2. Start slowly. Work up to your desired level of activity. 3. Think overall fitness. Include aerobic activity, stretching and strength training in your fitness routine. 4. Lift your clubs carefully. Keep your back straight and use the strength of your legs to lift your clubs and other heavy objects.