Despite the ease of zooming around the course on a golf cart, golfers need a decent cardiovascular fitness level. This isn’t just to walk the course, which is a big part of playing the game, but also for stamina as they move through each round.
Incorporating cardio into a gym routine is essential. Three to four times a week is optimal, depending on the time available
Mobility & Flexibility
Golfers are prone to overuse type injuries – especially in the shoulders, elbows, wrists and lower back. A suitable program of resistance exercises that helps to balance the body and improve posture, is one of the best ways to prevent these injuries.
As with any type of training, recovery is an essential component. But it’s often neglected and seen as wasted time. The truth is, the quality of recovery can have a huge impact on one’s physical health and fitness when they’re on the course.
Getting stronger will not only get you better at golf, you will probably play more because of it. In one of our previous articles we explained what The Functional Training was and what the benefits were.
With a functional body comes a more efficient golf swing which yields more consistency, better scores and many more years playing better golf. Your Functional Training should be your first step in your Golf Fitness Training. Once functionality is restored then you can address balance, power and strength.
Golf Fitness is a key component to playing well on the golf course regardless of whether you are competing in your Club Championship, your Weekly Game or just against Old Man Par. Your level of Physical and Mental Conditioning can be the leading factor in the degree of success you achieve.