Golf is a sport. You won’t have to be amazingly athletic to play it, but it’s a sport nonetheless. Is there any sport that you attempt to play that you do not warm up for? Do you think basketball players just hop right into a game? Do football players stretch before ramming into one another? Then why do most golfers skip on the getting loose part and assume they can come out of the automobile and start playing without any warm up at all?
If you want to play better from the start of the round you need to stretch with a proper golf warmup routine. With these easy tips you’re going to feel great and play great from the first tee to the last putt.
The legs are the foundation of your stance, so you need to be sure they are warm and ready. I really like to stretch the hamstrings by grabbing my toes (or reach down as far as you can). Keep your legs straight and pull down with your chest, not your head.
Loosen up your back by doing some trunk twisters. Do not really wish to look daft? Then place the club flat along your back and act like you are turning as you would when you swing.
Hold your hands straight out to your side and do a few shoulder circles. Go with little loops then massive loops. Reverse the direction you’re going.
Ensure you take a few swings before you play. Kick off with one or two slow swings to be sure there isn’t any strain, then build up where you would swing faster than normal.
Those 3 exercizes should take you all of five minutes. Those five minutes will get your body prepared for the round ahead. No more hearing popping and cracking as you make your first tee shot of the day.