New Year’s Golf Exercises
Every year I plan on practicing and playing more golf – unfortunately, every year I practice and play less golf.
So, this winter, I’m going to do something about it. If I start now, I’ll probably carry it into the golf season.
My plan is pretty simple … if it’s too complicated or difficult, I know it won’t happen.
Step one: Swing a weighted club. Nothing tricky – just swing a weighted club back and forth for about 5 minutes. If I can do that almost every day, it will drastically improve my rhythm, flexibility, and golf strength.
Step two: Chip with my sand wedge. This I can do in my office and at home. Again, all I need to do is 5 minutes a day. Chipping will greatly improve my feel of the clubface and improve solid contact with the ball. Not only will it improve my chipping, but it will improve my full shots with all of my clubs.
That’s it. Obviously, if I stretched, lifted weights, rode a stationary bike, swam, etc … I would improve my strength and flexibility. But, I need to take realistic, baby steps. My two step routine would only take 10 minutes a day and probably not put me in the hospital.
For those of you who want to improve your golf game this year, I recommend my two step program. For those of you who really exercise and work out … my hat is off to you … but I still recommend my two step program.
You won’t see me in a swimming suit at the beach next summer, but my two step program will have me playing better golf.
GM and Head Golf Professional