As you get older the need to
retain flexibility in order to play good golf becomes more and more important. Here are a
few exercises that will help you accomplish that.
In picture #1 I have the club above my head. Gently lean over to the left
as far as you can go as in picture #2. Repeat to the other side. Do this four or
five times, gently.
In picture #3 I have the shaft across my shoulders. Get into your golf
posture and gently twist until you have made a full shoulder turn as in picture
#4. Repeat to the other side, as in picture #5.
Maintain your spine angle throughout, as I am doing in pictures #4 &
If holding the club on your shoulders is too difficult for you, put
the club into the small of your back and hook your arms around the club as I am doing in
In picture #7 I take the palm of my right hand and put it on the elbow of
my left arm which is stretched out in front of me. Gently pull the right hand toward the
right shoulder until you feel a gentle stretch. Do the same with the other arm.
Repeat this four or five times.
Finally sit on the ground with your right leg crossed over your
outstretched left leg as in picture #8. Gently push the back of your left arm against
the right knee until you feel a gentle stretch in your lower back. Do this three or
four times. Repeat with the other leg.
Do not do any of these exercises if you have serious back problems or
health problems. If in doubt please ask your doctor.