Warm Up Routine Before a Round of Golf: Here are two questions to ask
yourself: Why is it important and what is it that you want to think about and
do when you are getting ready to play? Remember a warm up is exactly
what it says a “WARM UP” get loose, tempo, rhythm, balance, timing and
mentally ready to play your round.
First you want to allow yourself time to prepare for the golf course that you
are playing. If you are coming from the office and you don’t have time, the
two most important things to do are to stretch with two golf clubs and take
golf swings and chip and putt to get the feel and pace of the greens. That
way you can save some strokes with your short game and actually develop
feel for your golf swing. In this golf tip I am going to focus on a routine that
I used as well as many other tour players use to prepare for a round of golf.
Allow yourself at least 1 hour to use this routine. Adjust if you do not have
this much time.
2. Putt: you want to putt longer putts first. 20, 30, 40 footers. This
gives you the feel and speed of the greens. You can putt to a tee or a
hole, but the goal is to get the right distance and develop feel. At this
time, you can also chip some to get the feel for your chipping.
3. Go to the range, start with pitching wedge, allow yourself 10 balls to
loosen up, 7 or 6 iron, long iron or hybrid, fairway wood, then driver.
This “WARM UP” time is to get loose, and find your rhythm and
timing, hit solid shots, see the target, and be in balance. Incorporate
your routine in your warm up to play with the same intensity and
consistency you will use in your round of golf.
4. Then go putt some short putts, if you have time hit some bunker shots
to test the sand on that golf course.
5. Now you have prepared yourself physically and mentally before your
round and given yourself a great opportunity to play your best round
HIT IT HIGH AND LET IT FLY!!!!