Don't simply hold your own. Play and win every hole, every round.
Shooting below par isn't just for the pros. It's a specific and reachable goal.
You want to do it every time out so you'll do whatever it takes to improve your game. Here are a few simple but helpful exercises that can increase your driving power and speed, club control, ball striking control, balance and walking endurance.
Perfect Your Swing
The best way to get that ball and yourself to the green in fewer strokes is to work on all phases of your swing, and that includes addressing the ball player properly, the back swing, down swing, impact and follow-through.
Take strokes off your game and improve every phase of your swing with these easy to follow instructions and downloadable illustrated exercises.
When addressing the ball, arm, wrist and chest strength are important. You can build up your arms and wrists by performing wrist curls and reverse wrist curls with a. Push-ups will help develop many major upper body muscles, as will chest presses.
Keep your balance and maintain the right posture by using your mid-section, back and lower body. Performing squats with ato help with your driving power and using a , to do a "bird dog" to strengthen lower back muscles, abs and pelvis.
As you move the club away from the ball, be sure to stabilize your shoulder. Internal and external and rotation exercises withare great for strengthening your shoulder muscles.
When your body rotates, your abs and back can help provide stability and prevent any unwanted movement and loss of balance. Performing crunches will strengthen the abs, lower back and pelvis. An exercise called a Russian Twist using thewill help with your body rotation.
The rotation of your target arm and non-target arm both come into play as you approach the ball with the club on the downswing. There are ways to improve the muscles used by each. Side lateral raises withand push-ups will both help to improve your club control.
Just as in the back swing, proper rotation of your trunk is important. How you turn your hips as you lower the club to the ball can produce a more efficient swing. Standing hip abduction and adduction with acan help with a smooth hip turn.
Your weight will shift during impact, so you need to stay as balanced as possible while you push off with your lower body. Performing heel raises usingwill help build up your calf muscles.
When addressing the ball, arm, wrist and chest strength are important. You can build up your arms and wrists by performing wrist curls and reverse wrist curls with a.
A "bird dog" exercise will help strengthen your lower back muscles, abs and pelvis. For smooth body rotation, give a balance ball rollout a try using a.