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Golfer’s Stretches

by Ryan Turner (Director)

Increase power and reduce injury with our golf stretching program

How often do you feel tight during and after your round of golf? Do you also turn up just before your tee off time, hit a few golf balls, do a few practice swings and away you go? This is a very familiar scenario for many golfers.

If you are like most golfers, you have a general understanding on the importance of flexibility for a golf swing but not sure what to do about it.

To improve your golf swing and avoid the muscle tightness and discomfort, you should be engaging in a stretching routine before your golf game and also a couple of times a week.

Here are some benefits of a stretching routine:

  • It opens your hips to allow for a better turn
  • Your back will be looser
  • It will help strengthen your core
  • Relaxed hamstrings will produce more strength in your swing
  • Increase your ability to increase your range of motion in your joints. This leads to a more flexible swing, stronger shots, and less discomfort
  • Stretching will also reduce shoulder, elbow and wrist tension. This tension leads to many golf injuries like golfers’ elbow and rotator cuff injuries.

Seated Flexion

This is a great stretch. It will loosen your quads, lats and lower back.

How to:

  • Sit on a chair with feet flat on the floor.
  • Move slightly to the edge of the chair
  • Bring your left knee towards your chest and hold with your hand supporting on the front
  • Repeat on the other side.

Crossover Shoulder Stretch

This is a great stretch. This stretch targets your deltoids and rotator cuff, which can enhance your swing

How To:

  • Stand with legs shoulder-width apart.
  • Raise the right arm parallel to the floor and move it across the front of the body, with the upper arm coming in towards the chest.
  • Placing the left hand on the right elbow, pull the right arm further across the body.
  • The right elbow should be slightly bent, not be locked.
  • Hold the stretch for 20 seconds and repeat 3 times for each arm.

The Fitness Well provides a range of core strength, stretching and injury prevention programs for all ages and abilities