Golf flexibility is the biggest term you hear when the senior golfer is complaining about lack of distance or a sore back.
Why is this?
It's not a secret that with age comes a decline in physical capabilities?especially golf flexibility.
The good news is?the above scenario can be drastically improved with a little bit of effort and consistency.
The biggest and most noticeable change is in backswing range of motion. This can rob you of massive yards off the tee and humiliate you with your golfing buddies.
How many times have you been the shortest hitter off the tee? Be honest now. I know how frustrating that can be and there is a simple solution.
In this article let's address the backswing.
What is the main cause for an ever-shortening backswing?
Because the golf swing is a rotational movement, it is critical to be able to turn your shoulders at least 90 degrees, while your hips only turn 45 degrees.
This is virtually impossible if you have physical limitations in torso and upper body. While you're ready this article?sit up straight, cross your arms in front of your chest and rotate to the right as far as you can go.
What happened? How far did you go? Since you are seated, this is "true" rotational flexibility.
If your shoulders only turned back a couple of inches, there's your problem with lack of distance of the tee.
Here's a simple stretch you can do right at your computer. Do it right now!
? Extend your arms straight out, chest high.
? Put your palms together so your fingers are pointing straight out.
? Turn as far as you can to the right.
? Think of only your shoulders doing the rotating.
? Now hold that position for 10-15 seconds.
? Come back to center and repeat that a couple of more times.
How easy was that?
You didn't have to do anything. No going to the gym. You didn't even have to get out of your chair.
This is just one simple golf stretch you can do 2-3 times every day that will make a huge difference in your backswing range of motion.
Improving your golf is all about making it simple!
Don't overwhelm yourself with too much information. Give the above stretch a try and watch out what happens next time you play with your golfing buddies.
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is a respected golf fitness expert, and the author of the Ultimate Golf Fitness Guide, numerous golf fitness tips and founder of several online golf fitness sites. For more information on his new, cutting-edge golf fitness e-book, go to http://www.ultimategolffitnessguide.com.