Sports Medicine

Stretches Before You Golf

June 28, 2018

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.

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