By: Natalie Schmett |

What does "warming up" before a round entail?

If you only had five minutes to get to the tee box, what would you do? Most would say, "Hit as many golf balls as possible." However, I disagree. So many players spend time beating golf balls on the range with no intent, which ultimately does nothing to their game on course. It’s important to develop good habits before hitting the links, no matter how much time you have to warm up before.

Each individual player will have different routine, but the point of warming up on the range before a round is to actually warm your body up. I've come across so many players who are way too concerned about how they're hitting the ball versus getting their body loose and ready for play.

1. Find a stretching routine that works for you.

Include a combination of the following:

1.       Hip stretches

2.      Arm stretches

3.       Neck and back stretches

2. Start with short wedge shots—don’t rush!

 

3. Quality over quantity.

Choose a few different clubs to hit throughout your entire warm up. Take your time, and do a lot of short game before you even head to the tee box.

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Keep your warm-up simple and get your body loose!

This will benefit you immediately upon tee off. Follow the above steps and you'll be ready to start scoring on the first tee versus finally feeling loose on the back nine!

 

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