A collection of tips and tricks for better, safer golf
Warm Up is Key
Ideally, spending some time at the range before playing a round helps keep a golfer warmed up if done properly. The average golfer swings the club at 95-115MPH. That places a huge demand on the spine, shoulders, and hips with each and every swing.
While at the range, take 60seconds for each ball. Most golfers make the mistake of just going rapid fire without any warmup or stretching. This is a recipe for disaster!
It’s important to have a proper stretch and warmup to avoid possible injury. Make sure to address each of the following:
2. adductors (inner thigh)
3. piriformis muscle
Side bending is also a crucial part of the golf swing. Hold each side for ten seconds.
Rotation of the lower back is crucial for safe and technical golf swings. Rotate each side 10 times per side.
Hold for ten seconds each side and repeat three sets.
Hold for ten seconds each side. Increased range of motion in the shoulders gives more power in the long game.
Keeping shoulders back, hold for 30 seconds. This keeps the legs warmed up and strong for long rounds of golf.
Hold each for ten seconds. Helps prevent injury from hitting it fat or snapping the wrist at the follow through.
Go side to side but DO NOT ROLL your head as this can cause injury.
Hold for 20sec on both sides.
The adductors are crucial during the downswing to pull the hips through the swing. Hold for 60sec.
This is key to maintain a proper spine angle during the golf swing. Hold for 10 sec each side repeat three times.
In combination with the soleus muscle, the calf is crucial to maitaining a constant spine angle during the golf swing.
Even Tiger knows that proper spine mobility is a key ingredient to a good golf swing.
The ability of Tiger to get his left arm up to almost 12:00 in the training zone, while keeping it fully extended, gave him amazingly powerful drives.