Why Stretching and Warming Up Is Important to Your Game of GolfWednesday, October 28th, 2020
When it comes to physical activity, stretching is almost always recommended to prevent injury. However, it isn’t something that we make time for. Because while golf, on the surface, doesn’t seem as much of a rigorous sport as football or soccer, many imply that stretching isn’t needed. It is important that golfers pro or beginners make time to properly warm-up and stretch their bodies. One of the most important parts of any round of golf is what you do before you tee off. Keep these tips in mind to make your game of golf more enjoyable.
Get to The Golf Course in Plenty of TimeLife gets busy, but planning ahead while keeping you at ease and give you time to properly stretch and do a warm-up routine to get you ready for your round. A clear mind is always crucial to a relaxed game of golf.
Create a Stretching RoutineDoctors and trainers who have attended The Academy of Golf Dynamics have told us that they highly recommend stretching if you have time to. Stretching helps loosen your muscles and flexibility is key for your golf game since it helps you make better wings. Secondly, stretching helps you avoid injury. Pulled muscles usually occur when our muscles are tight.
- Hamstrings: Spread your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your knees straight with your weight on your heels. Bend over as far as you can go without bouncing. Try to hold this position for at least 10 seconds.You can do this stretch as many times as you feel necessary. Stretching your hamstrings helps loosen your lower bag as well as your legs
- Shoulders: Take one arm and pull it across your chest with your other and swing it forward and backward at your side. Repeat with the other arm. This routine will help you loosen your shoulders and get the blood flowing before you play golf.
- Core: Place your club behind your neck with both hands on the golf club. Twist back and forth slowly. This motion helps stretch your core and back.
- Arms and Wrists: Extend your arm at full length and pull your wrists and forearms.
- Whole Body: Take two golf clubs, hold them together, and swing them continuously back and through. Doing this routine slowly can help stretch everything, all in one shot. These are just some simple exercises you can do to help you get ready for your round of golf.