STRETCHES FOR THE FIRST TEE
Everyone knows the importance of stretching and warming up before you begin your round,
but exactly what stretches are best remains a mystery. You want your body to be ready for the
explosive, repetitive nature of the golf swing. Hamstrings need to be opened, hips need additional
flexibility, and your core needs to be able to turn.
Here are a few simple stretches that will help your body produce those 300-yard drives, when you tee off.
WARRIOR CRESENT LUNGE
Begin with your left foot resting on the back
of a golf cart. As you bend the left knee allow
your right hip to press forward and engage
the buttocks. Inhale as you straighten your left
knee and breathe out as you bend it.
Greater power and
extension at the finish and allows glutes to
engage, thus generating more power, club
head speed and distance off the tee.
With your left foot still on the cart and extended,
inhale to lengthen your spine. When you
exhale, hinge or lean forward until you feel a
slight burning in your hamstrings. Only extend
for a gentle stretch and move in and out of the
pose with each breath.
This exercise supports a strong
foundation, enhances balance in bad lies, and
reduces incidence of low back injury.
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