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Having mobility in your golf swing is crucial to performing well on the course, but it can be tough to know the best way to improve it. This stretch from Dr Golf will help.

Being able to hit the ball a long way is vital for modern golfers, and to be able to do that, we need every part of our body to be able to move properly.

That includes our ankles, hips, in our spine and our shoulders. That might sound like a lot, but this exercise from Dr Zach Gould, the man behind Dr Golf, will cover all those body parts, and help you stay injury free on the course.

This is one of the best stretches for mobility in the golf swing.

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As you can see, there’s two parts to this stretch. You can see the first aspect of it below, which is mainly a hip stretch, but it also involves the ankle.

 

Best mobility stretch for golfers
Dr Golf demonstrates a hip stretch

 

You want to bring your knee just inside your hand and then bring your foot across the middle of your body. You want to feel the stretch around your glute, and if you can feel that, you’re doing things right.

The more you bring your foot forward, the more you’re going to feel the stretch.  

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A point people tend to get wrong with this is they don’t tend to bring their foot high enough in this stretch. It’s only going to be worthwhile if you bring your foot high enough to feel a stretch.

Best mobility stretch for golf
Dr Golf demonstrates a shoulder stretch

 

While this is a good stretch in itself, you can go a step further to help rotation in your spine. As you can see in the picture above, I’m reaching my hand up, which is going to help with spine rotation.

If we have good spine mobility, we’re able to turn well into our backswing, which is only going to help us hit the ball further.

With this, you need to ensure that not only are you moving your arm, but you’re also rotating your upper body. If you do that, you’ll get the proper benefit of this stretch. 


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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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