Last Updated on September 1, 2022 by Daniel
Golf is one of the most popular sports for older people. If you’re looking for some new exercises to improve your golf game, the following five exercises are going to help you.
5 Important Golf Exercises for Seniors
- Back exercise
- Ankles exercise
- Quads exercise
- Hip exercise
A driver should be positioned just behind your neck, across your shoulders.
Turn your waist to the left while holding the driver’s ends in one hand. Just go as far as you feel comfortable.
After 15 seconds of holding the position, turn to the right. Your back muscles, which you can easily pull during a golf swing, are loosened by this workout.
After several hours of walking, your lower body starts to feel the strain, and if your legs aren’t loose, your round of golf can rapidly turn uncomfortable. Seniors can warm up their bodies without resorting to extreme stretches.
Put your feet on the ground while sitting on a chair or bench to perform the windshield wiper exercise on your ankles. Turn both of your feet slowly to the left, maintain the position, then slowly rotate them back to the center, as if your feet were windshield wipers. The muscles and ligaments around the ankles are loosened by this movement.
If a golfer’s thighs aren’t stretched properly, they frequently cramp up. Fortunately, the stretch to make them more flexible is easy.
Holding onto a tree, door frame, or even a golf club used as a cane will help you maintain your balance as you stand with both feet on the ground. Hold your left foot as close to your buttocks as you can while bending your left leg and knee.
Your quad should start to stretch. After 15 seconds, hold this position while switching to the other leg.
Locate a comfortable area of the floor, lie on your back, and place your feet there so that your knees are elevated. Your feet should be spaced somewhat more apart than shoulder width.
Bend at the waist, bringing both knees to the left side while keeping your torso firmly planted on the floor. Repeat this exercise to the right side after holding this position for 15 seconds, then come back to neutral.
Other Golf Exercises for Seniors
A great approach to loosen up your entire body and make sure you’ve warmed up all the key muscle groups is to lightly swing a golf club before your round. Simply swing the club back and forth until your arms, back, and neck feels free and at ease without worrying about your form.