Most people play golf for fun. While there are some that compete and do it for the money and for the prizes, most still do it as an active and fun hobby. But did you know that golf fitness is a new and interesting fitness program that turns your hobby into something more, keeping the fun of course.
Some golfers are turning an afternoon on the links into a workout. Some even get this workout while “working!”
Do you play golf? Do you make preparations before playing the game or just pick the club and start swinging? Golf, like other games and sports need physical preparations before execution. We all know the feeling of just starting a physical exertion without any warming up exercises and later on feeling pain and discomfort in our body. What’s worse, we may be actually doing more damage to our body because we may get injuries from playing golf when our body is unprepared. Some people underestimate the sport in golf. People think that golf is not really a sport and so no preparation is needed to play it. Well, that is not the case. As it is, playing golf requires the same physical exertions as any sports and consequently, will need the same training, practice and care for the body, to be able to play golf well.
Golf fitness is a new fitness concept that golfers are pushing nowadays. It involves being physically ready to play the game. I mentioned it to be a game because golf was never really considered a sport by some athletic groups and the term golf fitness was not widely accepted. However, due to a number of injuries accumulated by people who fancy the game, injuries like wrist damages, sprains, back problems, and leg injuries, golf groups have deemed it necessary to have the golf fitness concept. Golf fitness involves warming up by aerobic exercises and light cardiovascular exercises. next would be some flexibility training that involves stretching, strength training for the upper body, lower body and trunk, some balance training, and exercises for stabilization training which includes muscle memory and power training. Taking all of these into consideration, it sounds like golf is a lot of work and it is no ordinary game. It should be considered a sport if it involves all this kind of preparation.
After you have prepared for the golf game, you will see how your results improve and you will not have any injuries. You will be able to enjoy the game much more and have a lot of fun.