As I turn another age milestone this year, it is apparent that stretching needs to be part of my pre-golfing routine. During the off season, I spend a more time getting limber and this effort definitely pays off during golf season. However, during golf season, I seem to spend less time stretching before golf and I think it is time to change this oversight. I have tried many different types of stretches and I found three by Michael Breed that work for me and I think might work for you. When I use them, I find that my golf swing is fluid and controllable.
**Before going any further, I will caution that before starting any physical training program to consult your doctor to ensure that you are are not doing yourself any harm.**
The following are three of my favourite stretches:
I believe that stretching is critical to a well rounded golf swing. It is impossible to maintain the degrees of movement needed in a golf swing without doing something to improve our flexibility. As I get older, I feel that it is more important to actively stretch on a routine basis. If I want to continue to play golf at an elite level, then this approach must be part of my daily and pre-golf routine.
Do you have a stretching program or routine that you use before golfing?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!