Can Chiropractic Care Help Your Golf Game?

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Content From: Action Spine & Joint

Golf is an excellent hobby that includes a myriad of excellent health benefits. Both beginner and pro golfers have a few things in common, besides the love of golfing. Many golfers will experience a degree of pain in the back at one point or another. There have actually been lots of expert golf enthusiasts who have gone through back surgery to fix the chronic back discomfort they have actually faced through playing golf. However, chiropractic care could help golf enthusiasts with their back and golfing performance without the unfavorable negative effects of pain meds or surgical treatment.


Chiropractic care allows the entire body to maneuver optimally. When you swing the club, there is a great amount of coordination going on with several components of your body. It’s wondrous the number of muscles that your body is using when you play a round of golf. For that reason, if your muscular system or any part of your body is not able to work like it is supposed to, it can trigger other parts of your body to overcompensate for it, which is going to result in pain.

One major problem that occurs with any professional athlete, not just golf enthusiasts, is that they enter into their game with misalignments, or subluxations, to their spine. If the spine is not in its appropriate position, all of your body will suffer the effects of it. If you’re an athlete with a bad spinal column, it is going to result in bad performance, improper posture, and limiting injuries.


Tiger Woods is without question, an incredible golfer with a very natural ability and skill in the game of golf. Regardless, despite his competence to the game and incredible skill, he counts on chiropractic care to help him perform at his best. Mr. Woods said, “I’ve been visiting and utilizing a chiropractic doctor for as long as I can remember, it is as essential as practicing my swing.” Woods isn’t the only professional golfer that depends on routine chiropractic adjustments either.


According to Dr. Ben LaToure, former Executive Director of Chiropractic Solutions for the PGA Tour, 90% of golf injuries are related to the back. We can attribute this to the repetitive nature of swinging the golf club. When golfers swing over and over again, they become much more likely to injure their back.

So, whether you’re a pro, or just the average weekend golfer, you should visit a chiropractor in order to receive routine adjustments that will give you a much better experience on the course. Regular adjustments will prevent discomfort and help ease pain. Another included advantage of chiropractic care is that you will probably find yourself playing better, given that a properly adjusted spinal column and posture will help you swing the club better and hit your balls straighter down the fairway!

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LLG Golf Tournament Recap

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Golfers celebrating a birdie on the 7th hole of the annual LLG Golf Tournament

carpet cleaning tampaFeatured Sponsor: Champion Chem-Dry sponsored the 11th hole in the golf tournament this year and handed out a free can of their World Famous Spot Remover to each participant in the tournament. Their carpet cleaning company is in Tampa, FL but the owners spend time in Iowa each year and can be seen on the golf course throughout the summer. Thank you for your support!


The 6th annual Live. Love. Give. Charity Golf Tournament was held August 23rd at Green Valley Floyd Golf Course in Sioux City. There were threats of inclement weather and storms throughout the tournament but it ended up being a wonderful day for a round of golf. We had a great turnout this year. 76 golfers attended the tournament this year. Everyone enjoyed the day and the experience was made even better by knowing it helped a great cause like Live. Love. Give. (LLG)

We want to thank everyone who helped make the tournament possible and who played in the tournament. This includes charity board members, volunteers, vendors, suppliers and the staff of Green Valley Floyd Golf Course. To create a successful event every year would not be possible without the help of hundreds of dedicated members of the community. We cannot thank you all enough! We would also like to thank Dr. Kenneth Lawrence and his clinic for hosting the dinner and silent auction later in the evening. The dinner was fantastic and the auction raised thousands of dollars for Live. Love. Give.

All proceeds from the golf tournament, dinner and silent auction go to Live. Love. Give. Live. Love. Give. is a non-profit organization that helps new and smaller charities in need of donations and financial support in order to get started. These charities often focus on the needs of small children, women and animal rights and benefit from the help they receive from Live. Love. Give. in getting started on their mission.

A massive thank you to our sponsors. Without their support such a successful event is not possible. Support was received through hole sponsorship and prize donations.

Of course we must thank all of our sponsors as well. Without the support of national businesses and local businesses in the community, an event like this golf tournament would not be possible. The sponsors below sponsored holes on the golf course or donated their goods or services to the silent auction. Others contributed food and other amenities for the tournament.


Thank you to the companies below who made financial donations for Live. Love. Give. and our annual golf tournament:

  • Sugar Shack Bakery
  • Kylie Q’s BBQ
  • Coughlin Landscaping & Nursery
  • L&L Builders Co.
  • QuickFix Sioux City Appliance Repair
  • Family Dental Care of Sioux City
  • Champion Chem-Dry
  • Kramer & Associates LLC

A special thank you to Rick Collins of Rick Collins Toyota for sponsoring the 18th hole and donating the generous prize of a 2019 Toyota Camry. This level of giving is what makes our tournament such a success!

The entire golf tournament raised a total of $11,000.00 for LGG. Kim Wesley accepted the donation in form of a check on behalf of LLG, thanking Green Valley Floyd Golf Course for the continued support.

We can’t thank all the participants, sponsors, vendors and staff enough and are already planning and looking forward to the 2019 LLG Golf Tournament at Green Valley Floyd Golf Course.

Golf Course Landscaping

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A golf course that is maintained well has a flawless grass surface. To use plants to create such a perfect surface takes a lot of planning and hard work but the end result is absolute perfection.

Let us explain how we craft and take care of the grass surfaces at Green Valley Floyd in Sioux City. With patience and persistent hard work, we believe that we have created one of the finest golf courses with the help of Landscape Design Davenport.

Building the green starts by digging a hole that is the size and shape of the green and twelve to sixteen inches deep (thirty to forty centimeters). In advanced systems such as ours, plastic is used to line the hole and then covered with gravel, drainage pipes, and sand. What we create is a hydroponic system to grow the grass in sterile sand with ideal drainage. When the green is contoured, the surface allows for perfect drainage and no puddling of rainwater.

Placement of the green is also important. We always choose locations with no surrounding trees, full sunlight and unrestricted flow of air.

And, the grass needs to be perfect for each part of the course. The wrong kind of grass will make a golf course dull, ugly and lifeless. The right choice of grass or grasses brings the course to life. We take our time researching and testing to make sure that the golf courses we build have the ideal glass for their climate and location.

Choosing the ideal location for a green and starting with a sterile sand base helps prevent lots of problems. But, the grass needs to be tended to maintain its perfection. This means a steady supply of water and nutrients necessary for healthy grass. Herbicides are used to keep weeds out of the perfect grass carpet. We use pesticides to avoid insect damage to the beautiful grass surface. And, we add fungicides to prevent and control diseases. The end result is a perfect grass surface and a thing of beauty.

To keep our grass healthy and beautiful we focus on maintenance. Every day we mow our greens with a precision mower specifically designed for golf course greens. We routinely fertilize, apply necessary chemicals, aerate, water, and baby our greens to maintain their perfection.

It is a lot of work to maintain a gorgeous golf course but we are proud of what we do and happy to do the work. We hope you found this interesting and hope to see you on our links!

Benefits of a Golf Instructor

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Golf is a very challenging game for beginners to learn. Don’t be ashamed and don’t give up. We recommend hiring a professional instructor. Green Valley Floyd Golf Course has instructors on staff to help new golfers learn how to drive, improve their short game and putt.

Below are 5 reasons to consider hiring a golf instructor:

#1 Learn About Golf Equipment

Golf equipment is more complex than a baseball bat or a soccer ball. Golfers need to know which club to use for each type of shot. An instructor will explain when to use a driver or a wood or if its time for a open wedge club or a putter from a distance. Over time, you will understand which type of club is best for each kind of golf shot.

#2 Learn The Rules

There is a lot to learn about on a golf course. Beginners will have several questions their first few times on a course. An instructor will teach beginning golfers how to keep score and how long it takes to play 9 holes vs 18 holes. Course instructors know the layout of their home course and can help prepare for upcoming sand traps, trees and tall grass.

#3 Improve Swing Technique

Technique is the most important element of golf. Learning the right technique for driving and putting can require years of practice. The best way to avoid that much time is to hire a golf instructor to help improve your technique on the course. This helps prevent beginners from developing poor traits and techniques that become harder to “unlearn” down the line.

Golf lessons from a golf instructor will teach the best way to grip a golf club, the proper stance for each type of shot, correct swing motion and many more techniques. This is the most invaluable benefit of hiring an instructor. Some golfers will go their entire life never playing the game the correct way. An instructor can prevent that immediately. This is the number one reason to hire a golf instructor.

#4 Proper Golf Etiquette

There are several unwritten rules when it comes to golf. There is proper etiquette on the course. Etiquette includes the dress code for a particular course as well as where a golfer should walk or drive their golf cart on a course. Instructors will also teach about the rules of tee times and arriving on time and prepared to play.

Additional rules related to etiquette include pace of play and how to practice proper safety on a golf course including when to call out to nearby golfers if an errant shot is headed their way. Instructors will also stress the importance of brisk play on a busy day and determining when it is time to concede that a ball is lost.

#5 Personalized Instruction

A lesson from a golf instructor is a one-on-one experience. The instructor will monitor your habits, tendencies and techniques in order to improve your style of play. You can contact your instructor outside of lessons with additional questions and his or her answer will be catered to your strengths on the course.

A golf instructor will also help to recommend the best type of golf clubs for your swing and which brand of golf balls to buy. He or she might also know of another course nearby that would suit your swing and that you might enjoy.

We hope this post encourages you to consider hiring a golf instructor before your next round of golf at Green Valley Floyd. We feel it is a beneficial experience for beginners and even for experienced golfers too!