What are good golf exercises to do at home to improve your game?

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I am a 15 year old male that loves golf. I just started a couple months ago. and I can’t go golfing everyday even if it is to the driving range. I could use some exercises for me just to do around the house or in my front yard (I have a grass yard.) Thank you!

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Answer by amad
You could get a putting cup and practice your putting on a low carpet, or just pick a target to put to. You can practice chipping to a target or into a box to hone your aim with a pitching wedge. You can also go through the motions of the golf swing. Depending on the size of your yard or practice area you can buy the plastic practice golf balls and practice your swing with the higher lofted irons.

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3 Responses to “What are good golf exercises to do at home to improve your game?”

  • green_lantern66:

    Work on core muscles with exercises like the plank, side plank, squats, tricepts dips, pushups, etc. Work on flexibiity, whether it’s doing yoga or just simple exercises to stretch the back, hamstrings, shoulders and lats.

    You can always work on chipping and pitching in the backyard. You won’t see how the ball reacts after it lands, but you can’t control that, anyway. What you CAN control is the distance the ball flies. Work on hitting specific distances: lay towels or bricks out in increments of 20 or 30 yards (whatever your yard allows) and try to land pitch shots on the towels. Same for chips- if anything, you can always work on the mechanics with simple feedback.

    You can putt in your front room. It may not represent a real green, but you can work on putter path by putting through a “gate” you create with books or magazines.

    If you have a tall mirror, you can always work on full swing mechanics. Since you can see yourself swing, you’ll see if you’re hitting specific positions in the backswing (swing slowly at first- don’t bust out a light!).

  • John L:

    Hi. Long drive golf exercises can add up to 30 yards to your drives in no time. To hit long drives requires power. Power is the equivalent of both strength and flexibility specific to your golf swing.

    The major muscles involved with mashing your drives are the core muscles, the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back muscles.

    The secondary muscles are the rotator cuffs, forearms, upper back, and the hips.

    Read more on golf exercises to keep you fit for golf===> http://golfingmagic.com/blog/2011/04/04/what-are-long-drive-golf-exercises-21/

    Hope this helps and play strong!

  • Nica Martinez:

    exercise your golf swing. Look at the link for a 21 exercises to build power, boost flexibility, and improve mechanics.