Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill


This Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill is from the Golf Practice Planner. I love it because it is quick and easy.

Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill

Golf Fitness Drills

2 out of 10

5 minutes

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Learn how to do the Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill. The side of the body will get stiff if you don’t stretch it out. Most golfers only hit balls on the range to get loose before playing on the course. That’s a mistake. Before hitting any balls, it’s crucial to stretch out your hands, forearms, shoulders, fingers, triceps, and side of your body. 

Golf fitness is now considered crucial amongst all tour pros. Golf fitness is something you can do at home, so purchase a yoga mat, unfurl it in your front room, home office, or bedroom, and start doing some golf-specific fitness workouts.

Getting golf fit is one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your golf game. And hey, the side effects aren’t bad either: live longer, increase the quality of life, and release loads of happy endorphins into your bloodstream, gain muscle and flexibility, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, strengthen your bones and muscles, prevent falls (falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly), reduce your risk of some cancers.


Step 1: Watch
Watch the video.

Step 2: Side Stretch
Stand tall. Spread feet apart. Turn one foot out. Hips pointing straight ahead. Raise arms.

side stretch golf warmup

Tip-over as far as you can go. Keep shoulders in alignment with your body (see image below). You’ll feel a deep stretch all the way down the side of your torso. Swap sides.

side stretch golf warmup

Step 3: Keep Score
The good news is that you can simulate competition during your golf fitness drills by keeping score. Do 2 to 5 minutes. 

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George Watts

This post was lovingly morphed into reality by George. George is a scratch golfer, yoga teacher, and creator of the Golf Drills Practice Planner which has 500+ golf practice drills to choose from. Drills are the best way to train the body to move naturally and athletically.