The 4 Best Stretches to Help Golfers Increase Driving Distance
Stretching and mobility can be crucial to improving your performance on the golf course. Stretching and mobility movements can help golfers increase posterior chain flexibility, pelvic control, joint range of motion, and more. We love using these movements at our South Tampa studio because they can be beneficial to all our clients regardless of fitness level. The Ultimate Golf Warm-up 1.o created by the Tampa Strength trainers at our South Tampa studio contains sixty movements that will help increase your range of motion & mobility and hopefully increase your driving distance.
The Ultimate Golf Warm-up will provide you with four routines containing stretching, mobility, and dynamic warm-up movements that will help you before, during, and after your next round of golf. The following videos highlight four specific stretches from the Ultimate Golf Warm-up 1.o that will help golfers add yards to their driving distance.
Up Dog Down Dog
Setup in a push-up position with feet slightly more than hip width apart. Push your chest to the top of your thighs, tailbone to the ceiling, and drive your heels to the floor. Then, drop your hips to the floor, push your upper body off the ground, and tilt your chin to the ceiling while pulling your shoulder blades down your back. Perform 5-10 reps of each movement while holding the end range of each stretch for approximately 5 seconds.
Glute Stretch Off the Wall
Setup on your back close to a wall. Place your right foot flat on the wall with your right knee bent at a 90 degree angle. Place your left ankle on top of your right quad. Keep your lower back flat to the ground and use your hands to push your left knee towards the wall. Hold the stretch for 30-60 seconds then switch legs.
Mountain Climber to Hip Opener
Setup in a push-up position and step your right foot outside your right hand. Lift your right hand off the ground, drive your right elbow towards the ground next to your foot, and drop your hips towards the floor. Place your right hand back on the ground, extend the right arm & leg, and push hips towards the ceiling. Repeat movement for 5-10 reps then switch sides.
Perform a hip hinge and place your right elbow near your right knee. Make a fist with your right hand and place it near your left knee. Point your left arm towards the floor, pull it towards your armpit, then extend it to the ceiling. Repeat movement for 5-10 reps then switch arms. Maintain hip hinge throughout movement.
These movements will enhance the flexibility and mobility you need to lower your handicap, swing the club faster, and improve their driving distance.
If you’re ready to experience the Ultimate Golf Warm-up 1.o, download it on the Tampa Strength App or the Tampa Strength Online Training Portal. Call 813-731-2901 to learn about all the golf fitness training opportunities we have to offer.v