The winter season is winding down and the golf season is approaching. This is the perfect time to get into "golf shape" if you haven't started already. During the winter months, the majority of people are less active and therefore are a little less flexible. The golf swing requires a lot of flexibility throughout the entire body, primarily the neck, shoulders, back, and hips. If any of these are restricted there is a greater chance of having an injury to one or more of these areas.
Below are some stretching exercises to start doing every day.
In order to help eliminate an injury during your round here are some tips to do prior to teeing off:
· Warm up by holding 2 clubs (or use a small weighted donut) and make some easy 3/4 speed swings progressing to full swings for about 5-10 minutes.
· Hit a small bucket of balls prior to your round.
· Do some stretching of your neck, shoulders, back, and hips.
· And remember to always use sunscreen.
Now get out there and get swinging!