This weekend marks the start of one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf, and for many it also signals the start of summer. The team here at Reboundwear decided to write about some stretches you could do to help improve your golf game in time to celebrate, so you too can get your inner Morgan Hoffman on.
- Straight leg & hand with a flat back:
Here’s what you should do— Stand with feet shoulder width apart or closer (if you have especially broad shoulders), keep back flat as a board and as far as possible, hinging your hips towards the ground. For novices, ‘as far as possible’ is not very far at all, so if you can’t go down all the way it’s fine.
Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, depending on your tolerance.
This increases range of motion in the hamstrings, allowing hips to tilt forward more easily to achieve a proper golf stance.
- Torso twist against wall
Stand up straight facing away from a wall and turn to the left, placing right hand on wall and pushing your torso around. After holding the stretch, repeat turning to the right.
Hold for 30 to 60 seconds 2X to get the full benefit.
This allows for more rotation in your golf swing, which in turn allows for more rotation in your torso and helps with the wind up.
- Calf stretch against wall
Placing toe on the wall, apply pressure with the heel until you feel a stretch in your calf.
Do 2 repetitions on each leg for 30 seconds each.
You should do this if you’d like to improve your balance and golf swing on the course. This exercise gives you more range of motion in your ankle.
- Kneeling Hip Stretch
Kneel on a mat, push hips forward and lean back as far as you can go. If you can go all the way back, don’t worry! It just means that you’re super flexible in your hips. Don’t go too far though, or you might end up tearing your meniscus.
Repeat for 30 to 60 seconds depending on your level of tolerance.
You should do this to increase flexibility in your hips; this creates a better golf stance.
Whether you make it out to the course this weekend or not, we hope you enjoy the PGA US Open this weekend!