Lower Scores, Better Health: Golf Fitness for a Stronger Game

By Jaime Guillet
Tiger Woods' focus on fitness had a ripple effect within the golf community, among pros and casual golfers alike.
Tiger Woods' focus on fitness had a ripple effect within the golf community, among pros and casual golfers alike.

Hitting the golf course taxes a range of the body’s muscles, as most avid golfers learn over the years. People unfamiliar with the sport may joke mistakenly about the game’s stereotypical effortlessness: its carts, caddies, drinks at the clubhouse or Friday hooky. Rarely do these hecklers consider the precise physiological coordination needed for a solid and long-lasting golf game. Golf fitness experts say consistent exercise for several crucial power centers in the body will not only enhance a golfer’s game -- it tends to lead to a healthier lifestyle overall.

Basic Components

Where Does It Hurt?

Exercise & Flexibility

LPGA Tour pro In-Kyung Kim knows the benefits of yoga for core strength.
LPGA Tour pro In-Kyung Kim knows the benefits of yoga for core strength.

Prehab

About the Author

Jaime Guillet began writing professionally in 2005 as a business reporter covering trade, retail, the film industry and city government. Since 2009, she has contributed to several online publications on topics including travel, technology, finance and food. Guillet, a devoted cinephile, studied journalism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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