Spring in New England is here and for many people, that means one thing: it’s time to get back out on the golf course. Before you hit the course for your first 18 holes, prepare like the pros do. Start your own spring training regimen and get your body ready for the season ahead.
Bryan Truscott, LAT, ATC, CSCS, TPI Level 2 Fitness, Level 2 Medical Certified suggests three exercises that you can try that will help get you in shape and improve some common golf swing flaws.
Swing Flaw: Reverse spin angel during your back swing
Exercise: Trunk rotation with a weighted ball
Improves your shoulder turn swing plane
Swing Flaw: Early extension and loss of posture
Exercise: Squat with ball lift
Great for leg strength and power
Swing Flaw: You sway on your back swing, or slide rather than rotate on your down swing
Exercise: Hip Flexor stretch
Good for hip mobility and rotation
If you are interested in an individualized program to get you in shape for the season, consider the NEBH Golf Performance Improvement Program, with group and individual strength and conditioning sessions available. Visit nebh.org/golf for more information.