Tips on playing well for senior golfers
Like other sports, Golf is an entertainment but also a way to gain a healthy and fit body. And like other sports, people who start doing it need different instruction and conditions to get along well and gain good achievements. People of different ages have different body structures and this affects their sufficiency in doing exercises. Obviously, when you are over 50, at the other side of your life, you may notice some changes in your body and health. You don’t feel like you are suitable for hard sports that required a high level of energy and body motions. You tend to find some exercises that are lighter, require patience but not too much energy. Golf and Yoga are the most popular games for people at this ages. They have the necessary patience but also enjoy the group activities. However, if you do Yoga, during sessions, you need to keep quiet and stay calm with your inner selves. On the other hand, Golf gives you more space for chatting, sharing and interacting with other players in the game fields. However, playing golf also requires you to take care of your body and find a suitable training schedule in order to master the game, improve your health but also raising the happiness of the games. We would like to introduce to you in this article some tips on which even a senior golfer like you can do well at golf games.
Positions of Head and Spine
These two body parts are important in Golf because you need to put them in the right positions. If you playing for long and don’t keep your head and your spine in their right positions, you may feel stiff or even pain after a while. This may affect your daily life and in worst cases, you have to go to hospital for a check up. Senior golfers specially need to pay more attention to this issue more than other younger players. The common problems that people of or above 50 tend to have when playing golf is that they are lack of rotation for their head and the middle part of their spine. These can be improved by sitting down and put all your body weight on your two heels for a short time and repeat. Before beginning a game you should do some exercises with your neck so that it gets used to rotations.
Position of wrist and its impact
In golf games, your hands, arms and wrists are all important because they control the club and have impact on your swings, and shots. When you hold the clubs, your wrist need to bend and make curves so that you can put your club end behind the ball but not upper it. If you don’t do the right motions, you may hit your balls with other parts of the clubs rather the head of them. This results in the ball to jump low on the ground or go too far further than the targeted hole.
Your body weight has a huge impact on your wrists’ positions and how far you can hit a ball. If you put your all weight on the back foot, you cannot hit the ball too far. In the right position, you have to put your whole body weight on your front foot with your other foot only touch the ground. By this way, your back and your feet are all protected.