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A simple golf warm up: reduce golf injuries

The Importance of Warming Up for Golf

Do you warm up for golf? Do you experience golf injuries? Many golfers overlook the importance of warming up before hitting the course, but it can make a significant difference in performance and injury prevention.

Signs You Need a Warm-Up

  • Do you take 3 holes before you start playing well?
  • Do you make funny noises after your first shot of the day? Groans, clicks, cracks, etc.
  • Do you like to play well?
  • Do you have an injury you are dealing with?
  • Do you play or practice multiple times a week?

Benefits of Warming Up

Warming up not only reduces the risk of golf injuries but also improves your game. Scientific evidence supports the effectiveness of warm-ups in enhancing performance and preventing injuries.

Simple Golf Warm-Up Routine

A warm-up doesn’t have to be complicated. Spend just 5 minutes before your game getting your body warm, joints moving, muscles contracting, and blood pumping. This routine can be done on the first tee, practice green, parking lot, or driving range.

Demonstrated Warm-Up

Check out a demonstration of a simple golf warm-up routine in this video by Matt. You can also refer to a linked printout for easy reference. With just a few minutes of preparation, you’ll be ready to roll putts, hit chips, and make full swings confidently on the course.

Now, there are lots of different ways to warm up, and lots of movements you could use. This is a simple generic one that works well. If you have any questions please reach out to Matt or Corinne at the clinic and we would be happy to help you. If you are dealing with specific injuries, or limitations, or these movements just don’t work for you, we are here to help.

We are excited for golf season! We will see you out there on the course 🙂