Golf Flexibility Exercises

By Patrick Foley

Being flexible as a golfer can be extremely beneficial in a multitude of ways. It will allow for the club to be swung on a proper plane and also more club speed will be generated, with a more flexible, long and powerful swing. Another benefit of increasing flexibility will be the lowered chance of injury and a much more comfortable swing and movement. Here are a few basic exercises that will help with flexibility to improve a golfer's game.

Rotations

Stand while holding a club in front of you. Then rotate side to side. Move fluidly and slowly. Don't force anything or, if there is pain, stop. Keep the stretch going for 30 rotations back and forth. This will help to allow a release of the back muscles that will be used in the golf swing.

Upper Body

A simple arm stretch that can be done to increase flexibility of the arms and shoulders is where you bring one arm across your body and then push the wrist of your other on that arm. Push it as you were trying to push it through your body. This stretch will be felt in the outside of the shoulders as well as in the upper arm. Hold this stretch for 20 seconds on each arm.

Lower Body

A few stretches that can be completed to increase flexibility are to first touch your toes and hold for 20 seconds. Then bring one foot to your butt and hold. This is for a quad stretch. Hold for 20 seconds on each leg. Then find a tree or immovable object and lean against it with your legs out behind you. This will stretch the calves. Hold for 20 seconds. Doing these stretches routinely will help to create a more flexible and dynamic golfer. Always remember not to force anything, but aim for a comfortable pull.

About The Author

Patrick Foley is a writer from Phoenix, AZ. He is a sports fanatic and loves football, golf, and track. He has been writing for Golf Link for almost a year. He is a college football player at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enrolled in the Wharton Business School.He has have a wide set of skills in writing and marketing.

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