Are you having trouble with pain and discomfort in your back when golfing? If so, here's a simple 4-step plan you can follow to reduce it. 1. Before a Game: Stretch and Warm Up While golf may not be as physically intense as other sports like soccer or basketball, you still need to stretch and warm up before each game. If you don't, you're more likely to pull a muscle in your back or put too much strain on your spine.