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Teeing up for success: Getting ready for golf season

Updated: Apr 16

As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, golfers are eagerly anticipating the start of a new season. 


But whether you're a veteran player or a newcomer to the game, preparing to get back on the course involves more than just dusting off your clubs. 


So we’ve put together a few tips to help you get ready for the new campaign and give yourself the best chance of success when you get back on the course. 


Assess your equipment

Before the season begins, many golfers will have bought new equipment, from clubs and gloves to balls and tees, but the most important piece of equipment to check is your BODY!


A hand holding a putter

This is vital because once you've assessed yourself, you can create the proper rotation and separation you need for your golf swing and fix any injuries you may have before heading into practice and playing.


Set goals and prioritize areas for improvement

As you gear up for golf season, take the opportunity to set goals for your game and identify areas where you'd like to improve.


Whether it's increasing your distance or accuracy, reducing your handicap or playing pain-free, it's; important to identify your goals and prioritize them when you practice in order to stay healthy and play for a long time. 


Establish a practice routine

Consistent practice is essential for maintaining and improving your golf skills.


Develop a routine that fits your schedule and allows you to work on all aspects of your game and especially your weaknesses.


It's important to focus on improving your physical and mental routine to maintain your abilities in those areas as well as honing the core skills of your game.


Quality practice, rather than just quantity, is the key to making meaningful progress.


Focus on physical fitness

Golf is a physically demanding sport that requires strength, flexibility, and endurance. As you prepare for the new season, prioritize your physical fitness by incorporating regular exercise into your routine. 


If you play 3-5 rounds of golf per week, your body will go through a lot with the swings you take. We recommend having a good warm up routine and a regular mobility and strength workout two or three times a week during the season to keep your body in peak shape.


A male golfer playing a shot from a bunker

But before you start diving into an exercise routine, it's important to identify where your physical limitations lie and how you are utilizing your body in the golf swing.


From there, we can create a proper routine targeting the specific areas affecting your swing. You will likely want to start with improving your mobility before gradually transitioning into boosting your strength and power.


Working on speed is important and every golfer likes to have more of it, but without proper mobility and strength, trying to work on it will only lead to a higher risk of injury.


Conclusion

Before the start of the season, take proactive steps to prepare yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally for the challenges and joys of the game. 


By assessing your physical condition, equipment and mental preparation, it will not only set you up for success as you head on to the course, it will help you reduce any risk of injury and ensure you can stay healthy throughout the campaign.

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