Have you played golf with a bad back? Have you played golf with anyone with a bad back? When it acts up there is nothing you can do. It can come on any swing, especially when it's already an issue. My friend is 24 a scratch golfer and deals with it on a weekly basis. There are mornings where he can't even get loose enough to swing a golf club. The guy has 79 wins on the PGA Tour he doesn't need to play up injuries for the sake of playing them up. Quit your bull****.