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Maybe its just me but 200-300 75% strength swings seems like a lot.....you will likely be setting yourself up for some sort of overuse injury, especially if you are performing this everyday for a few months.   Think about it: how many 75%+ swings do you take during a normal round? Depending on your skill level....50? 60? Maybe not even that?   Baseball pitchers pitch 100+ balls and then rest for 5 days. And those are professional athletes. Your body needs to rest...
An orthopedic specialist would be preferred. There are any number of things that you could have done, ranging from a simple sprain/strain to breaking one of your carpal (hand) bones. Fracturing a bone like the scaphoid or hamate could easily occur when taking a divot. These are small bones that typically do not heal well.  A xray would be needed, but sometimes small stress fractures may not show up.   Depending on the findings, he may send you to PT like another...
As a physical therapist, I could literally give you a hundred different exercises to perform. Some of the other posters are correct, you likely aren't challenging yourself enough to at least maintain strength.   Looking specifically at golf, pushups and situps are not anywhere near enough. You need a goof mix of upper/lower and core strengthening in addition to flexibility.   Upper body exercises should focus on pecs, rotator cuff, scapular stabilizers and...
Your hip turn is going to be related to two specific things: internal rotation and external rotation of your hips.   It would be in your best interests to perform each stretch on each leg.   #1: Lie on your back, and with your hands, pull a knee to the opposite shoulder. For example, if your right knee is toward your left shoulder, also take your right hand and grab your right ankle and pull it to the right to intensify the stretch. For best effect, hold upwards...
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