Golf Stretch Exercises Top 10
Just because your shoulders turn to the desired 90° mark doesn’t necessarily mean your backswing is sufficiently long. If your arms stop too soon, you’ll restrict the length and power of your swing.
It's one key area in the golf swing that you'll often hear golf coaches talking about, keep the left arm straight for the right-handed golfer in the backswing. Particularly brand new beginners to playing golf tell me that they find that really difficult and that's because they're just not use to using this part of their muscle.
Here’s one area of physical inconsistency that I often see for golfers and it doesn't happen to golfers the whole time. It actually happens to them sometimes during the round of golf and it relates to the hip movement that golfers have.
In conjunction with the rolling the club over in your hands to strengthen your wrist, another really good tip for your wrist is to do a vertical club waggle.
Golfers will often find they're trying to do the right movement as instructed but are struggling to actually achieve the right movement due to physical limitations. Golfers tend to arch and roll, dipping the chin and the neck and they really can’t open themselves up to be in a proper posture position.
When looking to improve your golf strength and your golf flexibility you really need to start from the ground upwards. Most of the power generated within the golf swing comes from and start from your base, from the ground up. Actually having the power and having flexibility in your lower half is absolutely key.
When looking to improve flexibility to improve your golf game, looking at the lower half of your body is absolutely essential as you draw so much of your power from the ground you need your lower half to be flexible and you need it to be powerful. As well as the calves, and the thighs, the hamstrings are exceptionally important to actually work in balance with the other big muscles.
To aid with increasing speed, and also your timing, take a golf club upside down so you're holding it towards the head end of your driver with the shaft and the handle down at the bottom. Then take your normal grip and just start swinging the club around and you should start to hear a swishing noise.
For a lot of golfers one of the most common areas that they will injure themselves in when they're playing golf is the wrists and the forearms so it's important that we warm those areas up correctly but also try and strengthen those particularly for younger golfers or golfers that are fairly new to the game. If they're not very strong around that area, they can get into some difficulties.
A great exercise to work on your shoulders and your sides.