Quick and Effective Golf Warm-Up
It’s not very common to come across a golfer that doesn’t already know that they should warm-up prior to playing golf. Yet, I don’t know many golfers that actually warm-up, and if they do, they aren’t doing it well.
I get it, time is of the essence but skipping the warm-up or using a golf club to twist your spine is not the best method of preparing your body for your first tee shot. If you feel tight and stiff during the first 2-3 holes, here is why you should consider making a change to your warm-up routine:
A good warm-up routine has short-term and long-term benefits for your golf game.
- In the short-term, you will notice immediate improvements in how you feel, move, and perform earlier in your rounds. On top of simply feeling better, a good warm-up can actually increase your clubhead speed on your initial swings then if you went at it cold.
- The long-term effects are decreasing injury risk and improving your longevity. Golf is a game we can play past retirement, so if you want to continue playing as you get older without the hindrance of poor movement and pain, warming up is a great idea.
I’ve provided five easy to perform exercises below that you can do right next to your cart or on the driving range to ensure your body is primed and ready to go!
Give these exercises a try, and let me know in the comments if they’ve helped you!