I have recently returned to golf after a 15-year absence, somewhat voluntarily. My son is getting older and more capable of the attention span a 9-hole round requires, and given our never-ending pandemic, we wanted something that all three of us could do together outdoors that’s more strenuous than walking but not so strenuous that I couldn’t keep up.
Enter the golf course.
As a dancer, I’m used to twisting my torso, but a mobile back and open hip joints are essential for a good and powerful swing. I may try some of these exercises before I go back on the greens in order to make sure my back and hips are just as loose after 9 holes as they were before I laced on my golf cleats.
Tips for a stronger body and a better golf game
Spring is here, and many people are embracing golf as a way to get outside and be active in a safe and distanced way. Whether you’re new to the links, or a seasoned pro, our musculoskeletal experts have some tips to strengthen your body that can reduce your chance for injury and improve your game at the same time.
Strengthen your core
The experts at Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists, a Physiquality member in Miami, remind golfers that a strong core is a key component of a good golf swing. The muscles in your torso, including those in your abdominals and around your spine, stabilize your back and allow for rotation during your swing. Strengthening your core can reduce your chance for back injury while giving you power (and distance) in your swing.