Q: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that my golf game has
suffered and I can't seem to hit the ball as far. How do I get my
A: There are a number of reasons aging golfers tend to lose distance in
their golf game and many of those reasons are physiological. The good
news, though, is that most of them are also fixable. The biggest factor
that can affect your distance is a loss of flexibility and range of motion
due mainly to a lack of stretching. There are golf-specific areas in the
body that often become deficient, as it relates to flexibility, which
can lead-up to inefficiencies in swing mechanics and the ability to generate
clubhead speed. The result is often a loss of distance. Identifying and
correcting the deficiencies goes a long way in getting back down the fairway.
Doing some pre-round stretches can also help your golf game.
Bob Forman is the Manager of the CaroMont Health and Fitness Center, located
at 660 Summit Place Crossing, Suite 302 in Gastonia. Bob is also a Certified
Golf Fitness Professional through the Titleist Performance Institute,
the author of Functional Golf Fitness Training, a GOLFWEEK contributor
and has appeared on Golf Talk Live.
To find out about upcoming golf workshops and programs, call the CaroMont
Health and Fitness Center at 704.671.7950.