Golf Tips – Improve Your Game with Exercise

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Updated: February 26, 2012
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One of the golf tips I got early on was the importance of exercise. When I was just getting started, I was very active and played several sports, so exercise didn’t really seem important.  As I go older, the time I spent playing sports was reduced because of other responsibilities.

At first, I didn’t notice any change in my game, but it didn’t take that long before I noticed changes in my game.  I was losing a bit of distance off the tee, so I started making adjustments.  Before long I was having issues with my accuracy because of the adjustments.

Finally, I decided to take a lesson.  I went to a PGA Instructor and one of the first things about was my fitness routine. At the time, I didn’t really have a fitness regiment.  The last thing on my mind was exercise.

Well, that day I got one of the best golf tips that I have ever gotten.  After having me hit golf shots for about a half hour, where he had me make a couple of minor adjustments, he suggested that I start an exercise routine.  He wasn’t suggesting that I get into an extreme body workout or anything.  He just wanted me to do regular stretching exercises that he laid out for me.

He told me to exercise daily and to come back for a 90 day review of my golf swing.  I am very competitive, so I took the challenge.  Well, when we next met, he asked about my exercise routine.  I was happy to tell him that I had been diligent about the exercise and that I had noticed a change in my physique.  I was actually sporting a beach body, you know, one that I would be happy to show off at the beach.  I had lost 10 pounds and my stomach was no longer sporting a bulge.

I started hitting shots for him and after about 6 or 8 swings, he just whistled.  I looked back at him and asked, What’s up?  He told me that in that short time, I had added about 15 yards to my shots.  I was shocked to say the least.  I knew my distance had improved, but I didn’t think by that much.

Needless to say, I am now on a committed exercise routine.  My girlfriend loves the look and I love what it has done for my game.

If you want to improve you game, then I suggest you start with an exercise routine.  You will love the fringe benefits.

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7 Comments

  1. Mark Thompson

    March 2, 2012 at 11:28

    I never paid much attention to fitness, I was happy to go out and play a few rounds of golf a week and not have a thought about being fit. I mean it’s only golf it’s not like a game of soccer is it!

    2 months ago I decided to change my eating and drinking habits and as I result I’ve lost almost 28 lbs (13 Kilos/2 stone)

    Guess what my golf has Improved, my focus during a round has improved and I’ve won my first 2 tournaments. I am hitting the ball longer and straighter and I am not tired on the last few holes any longer.

    Fitness is Important…

  2. Canjie

    April 17, 2012 at 05:25

    The reason why exercise important for golfer maybe because of the fact that golf puts lots of strain on your body. That’s why the golfer needs to do some stretching before starting a game. I wonder which activity could burn more calories, is it golf or walking?

  3. Golf Shop

    September 25, 2012 at 08:46

    I kept thinking of more things to add to my post during the day.
    Thanks a lot.I play golf and I have always said how you are on the golf course is how you
    are in life.You really inform a lot of people!

  4. Svetlana Koslov

    September 28, 2012 at 09:04

    Since Golf is considered a sport (lol) it’s easy to perceive it as all the exercise an individual needs..We all know that’s not enough… Implementing a regular fitness routine with functional movements will maximize any golfer’s perfect swing

  5. Fitness Weapons

    October 17, 2012 at 14:29

    This is good stuff! I try to tell my clients that playing a game of golf is not exercise itself; that in order to improve their game/swing/etc, a proper level of strength and endurance is needed. Thank you for pointing this out!

  6. Delrio Casino

    November 6, 2012 at 08:42

    I love golf too. I think as we grow older, the time we spent playing sports was reduced because of other responsibilities. However, this is really a great hobbies for people who wants to stay outdoor.

  7. Home Gym

    November 15, 2012 at 08:50

    If Tiger Woods and some of the best players have an exercise routine for their golf game, I think it would be smart to follow suite and develop one as an non-pro.

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