Stretches Before You Golf
Did you know back pain is the second most frequent reason people visit their family physician? Don’t let a sore back keep you in a clubhouse this summer. Stretching can help improve your range of motion by up to 17% in your golf swing.
Here are some stretches to loosen up your shoulders, torso, hips, and hamstrings before you take that first swing:
- Hold a golf club behind your neck and shoulders, then rotate your torso
- Hold the golf club at your lower back, then lean backward
- Pull your knee to your chest
- Bend over trying to touch your toes
Walking, rather than using a cart, is great exercise. But remember, bending over repeatedly to pick up your golf bag can really tee off your back. Think about investing in a standing bag and/or a pull cart.