We all know the importance of pre-round stretching, but did you know that you should also take the time to stretch during the round as well? Stretching while you play can help prevent you from tightening up during the round and keep you loose and supple, restore your spine angle, prevent injury and help you swing more freely.
See your doctor before beginning any new fitness program, especially if you have back pain.
Shoulder and Neck Alignment Stretch
Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart. Hold a club across your thighs with your arms hanging down in front of you. Pull your shoulders back and hold position for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat stretch throughout the round.
Stand straight with feet should width apart. Place one hand behind your head and the other hand on your lower back. Press your hands into your head and back elongating your spine. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. Reverse your hand position and hold stretch again for 10-15 seconds. Repeat stretch throughout the round.
Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hands on either side of your lower back with palms facing your back. Slowly bend back as far as you can pressing your elbows towards each other. Hold position for 10-15 seconds. Repeat stretch throughout the round.
Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart. Using a club for balance, extend your arms out in front of you. Slowly bend from your waist as you drop your head between your arms. Hold position for 10-15 seconds. Repeat stretch throughout the round.
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