Is stretching important before playing golf?
Every golf swing requires movement in the upper and lower body. Therefore, it
is important to warm up and stretch the major muscle groups involved in the
is most effective when muscles are warm. You can elevate body temperature
by taking a brisk walk or performing a few minutes of easy practice
stretches should be performed without bouncing and be held for a minimum
of 15 seconds to receive maximum benefit.
to breathe during the stretch.
- PGA First Swing offers some great tips on
How can proper nutrition and diet impact my golf
Like a finely tuned car, the human body can look great, have all the parts in
place and be ready to go at top performance. But if it is lacking fuel –
or has the wrong kind of fuel – you could be in for a rough ride. Playing
your best golf requires you to be in reasonable, if not excellent, condition.
That includes playing at the proper weight.
- If you
are overweight and find yourself tiring and hitting poor shots in the
closing holes of a round, losing the extra weight might have tremendous
benefits for your golf game.
there is no shortage of often-conflicting diets and diet books, we
recommend a common sense approach to reasonable weight loss. If you are
severely overweight, it’s a good idea to consult with your physician.
- When playing golf, remember to
keep yourself hydrated, especially if you play in hot, humid conditions.
Stick with fruit juices, sports drinks or water, since they contain no
artificial sweeteners or ingredients.
Will strength training make a difference in my golf
It is vitally important to make a critical assessment of your physical
condition before you begin any weight training program. Consulting with a
physician before starting a workout routine is recommended, so that your program
is properly aligned with both your general health and your body’s needs.
- If you’ve
been relatively sedentary for a number of years, start slowly to avoid
possible serious injuries.
- While it is important to
increase the intensity of your workouts, you should do this in a steady,
incremental manner, focusing on the large muscle groups, such as legs,
arms and most importantly, the lower back.
Head Golf Professional at Stratton Mountain Country Club