Category: Sports Fitness

Warm-up Before Playing a Round of Golf can Improve your Game

Published:27 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     2 min read

A pro golfer will stretch, practice putting for 30 minutes, spend another 35 minutes on warm up hitting and then pitch, chip and hit sand shots for next 10 minutes, then putt again for 10 minutes. By the time they are ready to step to the first tee, they are fully prepared to make their best swing from the opening tee shot.


A pro golfer will stretch

Proper warm-up is essential for peak performance in any sports. Have you observed how Golf professionals arrive at the course hours before their tee time to warm up for golf? A proper warm up routine will help lower your golf score and hit more explosive and powerful shot.

Warm-up

A pro golfer will stretch, practice putting for 30 minutes, spend another 35 minutes on warm up hitting and then pitch, chip and hit sand shots for next 10 minutes, then putt again for 10 minutes. By the time they are ready to step to the first tee, they are fully prepared to make their best swing from the opening tee shot.

However you will find others swinging couple of practice shots and go to the tee. No wonder why many of them don't feel warmed up until the third hole.

develop a consistent routine before playing golf

Warm-up helps you make the best of your playing time

Many would argue that they don't need to prepare for a round of golf like the pros, but I am sure you will definitely like to make the most of your playing time. Try to arrive early to the course and develop a consistent routine before every round. Stretching is the best way to warm up before playing a round of golf. It will warm up your muscles and prevent injury.

Continuous dynamic stretches

Though static stretching is the most common form of warm up exercise to improve flexibility, it does little to contract the muscles required to create powerful golf swing. The best ways you can prepare your body for the golf is through continuous dynamic stretches.

    importance of range of motion in golf

    Dynamic stretches improve range of motion

    It will help alert the neuromuscular skeletal system for the golf swing more effectively than static stretching. Studies indicate that dynamic stretches help improve range of motion while reduce muscle stiffness. Moreover dynamic stretches have a positive influence on performance.

    Give your muscles a chance to stretch properly

    Once you have given your muscles a chance to stretch properly, develop warm up routine. Follow a model of small swings to large swings. You can do this by giving few minutes to practice putting green. Next, hit a few chips and pitches. Now you should finally make your way to the practice range and start with wedges and gradually move up towards a driver. The progression will prepare you for the round and prevent you from injury.

      Takeaway

      Unfortunately there could be time when you may not have the privilege to arrive 30 minutes or more before your tee time. If you only have few minutes to spare, use the time to create a few dynamic movements to help your muscles stretched out and spend some time putting green.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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