Golf Tips: The Warm Up Routine
All rounds of golf and practice sessions should begin
with a warm up, with the purpose of getting blood flowing to your
muscles, which makes them long and supple. It also helps you
to begin to focus on your golf and put aside previous distractions.
Personalize your warm up routine depending on your
body type, strength and flexibility. It should include three
- A stretching program that works all the major muscle groups.
- A continuous series of practice swings without a ball, where
your club never stops moving.
- A ball striking progression which starts with half swings and
builds up slowly to full swings.
Be careful not to turn your warm up into a swing overhaul
session. Do not search for a swing before you go to the course.
The best way to get ready to play is to stretch and program yourself
for solid contact.
Also, because there is nothing quite disheartening
as hitting two inches behind the ball on your first shot, tee the
ball up to build confidence. There is something about the
feel of a well centered hit that produces optimism, so focus on
solid contact rather than direction at first.
Square hits produce positive signals, which is a great
way to begin your round. By warming up before you go out to play,
you are increasing your odds of having a good and enjoyable round.
It is worth the extra fifteen minutes.
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