Golf Workout: Things You Might Overlook To Improve Your Game

By Mike Powell
Jun. 30, 2020

Taking lessons from Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy, fitness and strength training translates to power and accuracy. An entire golf swing involves many muscles, joints, and ligaments, keeping them strong will keep your game impeccable.

Core Exercises: Stabilize your Swing

Many other sports require a strong core, golf is no different. Most of the swing is controlled through the core and is the most important part of the golf swing. Core exercises that target the abs, obliques, and lower back help maintain stability through the swing.

Stability in the swing translates to accuracy and hitting the fairways and maintaining a consistent swing through the zones.

Arm & Shoulders

Strong arm muscles aren’t just for the beach. Strengthening the arms generates more clubhead speed. The faster the clubhead comes through the zone the more distance each club can get.

Shoulders are an underrated golf muscle. In a full golf swing, the shoulders are connected to the arms. Distance only through the arms creates fatigue in the shoulders later in the rounds. A good shoulder routine will keep you on the fairway with the distance. My corgi helps me with my routine after I do some stretching, he gets his favorite treat.

Legs: Generate Power

The lower half of the body is the workhorse of the golf swing. Releasing energy from the back leg into the golf ball is important to gain torque that translates to a distance in the swing. The most important workout has to do with the hamstrings.

Tight hamstrings translate to a stiff lower back and a weak core. Stretching and light deadlift weights are integral to the core and leg training.

Flexibility

A golf swing is mostly a violent event. The torque and twisting it puts on the lower back, knees, and shoulders can be damaging in the long term if not properly accounted for. Flexibility exercises, targeting the lower back and legs, helps with the longevity of distance and power in a golfers game.

Taking lessons from Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy, fitness and strength training translates to power and accuracy. An entire golf swing involves many muscles, joints, and ligaments, keeping them strong will keep your game impeccable.