You can go out to the local retailer and buy the best and brightest in new equipment. Or, you can watch golf instructional videos, like the one below courtesy the lovely Paige Spiranac. However you might find that the best way to improve your score is through exercise. Here are 5 golf swing exercises that are guaranteed to take strokes off your scorecard.
Golf swing exercises: Shoulder turn
This exercise helps increase the range of motion in the shoulders, allowing for a more powerful and fluid swing. To perform this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a golf club across your chest and turn your shoulders as far as you can to one side, then repeat on the other side. Repeat this 10 times on each side.
Using resistance bands can help improve strength and flexibility in the muscles used during a golf swing, such as the shoulders, back, and hips. To perform this exercise, attach the band to a secure object and hold the other end with both hands. Take a step forward and stretch the band, then rotate your torso back and forth.
This is another exercise that you can try out by the tee box, before teeing off. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a club across your chest. This time twist your hips as far as you can to one side, then repeat on the other side. Repeat this 10 times on each side.
Golf swing exercises: Medicine ball throws
This exercise helps build explosive power in the muscles used during a golf swing. To perform this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a medicine ball in front of you. Rotate your torso and throw the ball as far as you can, then catch it and repeat.
Improving balance can help with consistency and control during the golf swing. That’s especially true after you hit the ball, so you don’t rock forward on your feet. To perform this exercise, stand on one foot and hold a club straight out in front of you. Keep your balance for 30 seconds, then switch to the other foot and repeat. You can also try this exercise while holding a medicine ball or with your eyes closed for added difficulty.