Year after year, professional golfers are being injured by overworking muscles and ligaments in their body. Golf stretches are a key way to keep yourself from being injured. We've put together a few super easy golf stretches in a routine for you to incorporate before your next round.
Here is a quick 5-minute routine of golf stretches to get the most out of your body:
1. Bending toe touch
Standing with feet together, bend down with arms extending to touch toes. Keep knees locked while going down.
***This golf stretch will loosen the lower back, as well as the hamstrings
2. Standing lateral twists (With/Without Club)
Standing with feet shoulder width apart in a slightly bent position, take driver with one hand on grip and other above head with arms extended in front. When in position twist from side to side, keeping the arms completely extended.
***This golf stretch will loosen the back as well as the lateral muscles.
3. Arm across body shoulder stretch (Both Arms)
Standing with feet shoulder width apart, extend arm across the chest using the other arm to pull arm closer to the body.
***This golf stretch will loosen the shoulder as well as the upper back.
4. Arm over head triceps stretch (Both Arms)
Standing with feet shoulder width apart, extend arm up. Using the other hand, grab the elbow and pull behind head until you feel a strain in shoulder.
***This golf stretch will loosen the shoulder, upper back, and triceps.
5. Standing lower back stretch
Standing with feet shoulder width apart and hands on grip of club, bend forward making back flat. Don't forget to use a club to support yourself.
***This golf stretch will loosen the lower back
See here for some other recommended golf stretches from Men's Health.
**Ryan Butler is an NCCGA competitive golfers at the University of Kentucky.