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Ask the Expert - Improving My Golf Game


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 distance back?

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.

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