Because the golf swing is a rotational movement, it is critical to be able to turn your shoulders at least 90 degrees, while your hips only turn 45 degrees.
This is virtually impossible if you have physical limitations in torso and upper body. While you’re ready this article…sit up straight, cross your arms in front of your chest and rotate to the right as far as you can go.
What happened? How far did you go? Since you are seated, this is “true” rotational flexibility.
If your shoulders only turned back a couple of inches, there’s your problem with lack of distance of the tee.
Here’s a simple stretch you can do right at your computer. Do it right now!
- Extend your arms straight out, chest high.
- Put your palms together so your fingers are pointing straight out.
- Turn as far as you can to the right.
- Think of only your shoulders doing the rotating.
- Now hold that position for 10-15 seconds.
- Come back to center and repeat that a couple of more times.
How easy was that?
You didn’t have to do anything. No going to the gym. You didn’t even have to get out of your chair.
This is just one simple golf stretch you can do 2-3 times every day that will make a huge difference in your backswing range of motion.
Improving your golf is all about making it simple!
Don’t overwhelm yourself with too much information. Give the above stretch a try and watch out what happens next time you play with your golfing buddies.
You’ll soon realize the tremendous benefits of golf flexibility!