Always a little stiff on the first tee? Do you take a few holes to get going? These simple stretches can help you get your body ready for play.
I think we are all at fault when it comes to preparing our body and mind before a competition or in fact in any round of the golf. These simple stretches can be performed out on the 1st tee or on the practice range.
A Frame Stretch
This is a great stretch for the thoracic spine, chest and shoulder.
Start in your 5 iron posture and bend from your hip sockets putting your elbow on one knee and your hand on the other. Hold a club in your opposing hand and reach behind you pointing the club vertically in the air. Feel the stretch in your shoulder and lat. Repeat on the opposing side.
Bent Leg Calf Stretch
This will create a stretch in the soleus muscle of the calf, instrumental in maintaining posture throughout the swing.
Using a pole, golf cart or wall for support take a step back and bend down flexing your back knee while keeping your heel firmly on the floor. This will create a stretch in the soleus muscle of the calf, instrumental in maintaining posture throughout the swing.