One of the most overlooked factors in the distance debate is how golfers are utilizing technology to optimize launch conditions and achieve longer drives. The ubiquity of launch monitors and increased customization of drivers have allowed professionals and amateurs to develop swings which produce greater distance even if they don't produce greater speed.
One of the best ways to achieve this is to increase launch angle and decrease spin. Rather than rely on...
MyTPI.com by Michael Carroll
Injuries in amateur golf are very common. Each year between 15-41% of amatuer golfers report an injury. 31-90% of professional golfers report an injury annually. Professional numbers are higher due to their much higher practice and play volumes. The most common site of injury is the lower back accounting for 18-36% of injuries. The elbow, wrist, hand, and shoulder are also common injury areas.
(Numbers vary depending on which studies you read, the ones above are taken from a review of a number of papers).
The vast majority of these issues are overuse in nature.