DES PLAINES, Ill. – The 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s golf national championship was decided in dramatic fashion Wednesday on the third play-off hole in the last match as the Oregon Ducks prevailed 3-2 over top-seeded Texas at Eugene Country Club. The matches, however, took a pivotal and painful turn during the semifinals on Tuesday when University of Texas junior Beau Hossler injured his left shoulder on the 15th hole. Despite enduring visible pain every time he swung the club, Hossler managed to gut it out, even opting to putt his ball out of a bunker on the 18th hole, to win his match 2 and 1.
Golf Channel broadcasted the NCAA finals in primetime. Watching Hossler, a rising star who qualified and finished tied for 29th in the 2012 U.S. Open at age 17, writhe in pain on those finishing holes was difficult as well as alarming considering his burgeoning bright future as a professional golfer. Analyst Arron Oberholser compared Hossler’s brave performance as “the college equivalent of Tiger’s 2008 U.S. Open finish.”
Shoulder injuries are one of the top four most common injuries for golfers, according to the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, a non-profit medical campus based in Columbus, Ga. Golf relies heavily on the muscles, tendons and joints in the shoulder given the explosive nature of the golf swing especially when driving off the tee. Lack of mobility can cause increasing problems due to instability, inflammation and impingement of the tendons and soft tissue.
The MISIG – the Most Important Stretch in Golf – is a simple and effective warm-up device that keeps golfers stretched and flexible to avoid painful shoulder, back and other golf related injuries. Inventor and avid golfer Bernie Fay developed the MISIG to relieve his own shoulder pain that was caused by severe arthritis due to a compound dislocation he suffered in his left arm.
“Chronic pain is no fun,” stated Fay from personal experience. “A serious golf injury can take the enjoyment out of playing golf and can be avoided with proper warm up exercises and stretching. I invented the MISIG so that I could get back in the game and other golfers could do the same.”
Stretch. Swing. Exercise. Repeat. The MISIG comes in three different length bands for customized tension training. The stretching device helps develop stronger golf muscles by increasing flexibility, loosening tendons and muscles, and improving extension and range of motion. Whether a young developing player or an aging golfer, mobility along with proper form is key to pain free golf and playing for a lifetime.
Phil Michelson, having one of his best seasons at the age of 45, commented at this year’s Masters, “You can play golf for a lifetime and injury free if you swing the club like Bobby Jones did with a swinging motion rather than a violent movement.” If you want to play golf well into your golden years, maintaining strength and flexibility is critical. Hal Sutton, 14-time PGA Tour champion said, “As we age anything that helps us loosen up is a benefit to us. The “MISIG” does it well and while taking your swing. GREAT DEVICE!”
The MISIG is a simple, cost-effective tool and exercise device that helps golfers stay healthy and strong, avoiding painful injuries and costly physical therapy, or even surgery. For a product demonstration and to purchase the MISIG online for $79.99 go to www.feelthestretch.com. For more information, dealer inquiries and special pricing, call Bernie Fay at 847-691-2747.
ABOUT MISIG, INC.
MISIG Inc. is a family owned business located in Des Plaines, Ill. Bernie Fay, President, is a building engineer at a major medical facility in Chicago. Fay is a serial entrepreneur and an accomplished carpenter and handyman. He is an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and golfer. Having suffered from severe arthritis due to compound spiral dislocation in his left arm, Fay developed the MISIG to relieve the pain in his shoulder through stretching. The rest is history.
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