There is never a wrong time to improve your golf game and improve your health at the same time. Whether you’ve been lucky enough to get out on the course already, or even if you are still waiting for the last bit of snow to melt here are 6 simple exercises from our physical therapists to help improve your golf game. For video demonstration of each exercise visit our exercise video library
Can be performed with a light weight or resistance band. Start with your Right Hand placed over your Left Hip. Rotate arm out so that you are leading with your thump up, and raise your arm in a diagonal motion. Return to the starting position by rotating your arm in so that you are again leading with your thumb in a diagonal direction towards your Left Hip. Repeat this exercise with your other arm.
Lunge with Rotation
Start in a standing position. Step forward with your Right Leg into a lunge. Place your left hand on the ground and rotate your trunk to the right. Make sure you keep your back straight. Return to the starting position and perform with the opposite side.
Start on 1 foot and slowly kick the opposite leg back while keeping your back straight and arms extended for balance. Return the starting position and repeat on opposite leg.
Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels on the ground. Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all. It is really important, and difficult, to keep your back straight, so don’t let it curve. Place your arms straight out in front of you with one hand on top of the other. Your hands should be level with the bottom of your rib cage. Twist slowly to the left and then to the right. This completes one rep. Lift your feet off the ground for a more advanced variation or add a light weight.
In the kneeling position with the UP KNEE closest to the elastic band, pull the band down and towards the opposite side. Make sure to not allow your trunk to bend or twist during the exercise. Return to the original position.
In the kneeling position with the DOWN KNEE closest to the elastic band, pull the band up and towards the opposite side. Make sure to not allow your trunk to bend or twist during the exercise. Return to the original position