Senior Golf Tips
As a senior, your golf game may not be as strong as it was in your younger days.
Fortunately, by adjusting your swing and practicing until you’re comfortable, you can continue to shoot low scores every time you hit the links.
As you age, it’s only natural to lose some of your flexibility. When this happens, producing the correct golf swing is easier said than done.
It’s never easy to age, especially as someone who enjoys golf, but there are a few tips you can use to improve your swing.
Check Your Stance
First things first, check your stance to determine if it’s too wide. The wider your stance the more difficult it is to achieve the necessary range of motion in your hips.
By narrowing your stance, you will immediately notice an increase in the range of motion of your lower body.
Tip: this also puts less stress on your hips, thus allowing you to avoid injuries and/or soreness.
Once you adjust your stance, it’s time to focus on foot position. This can mean many things, so here’s the one detail you need to remember: as a right-handed golfer, your left foot should point at 11 o’clock and your right foot at 1 o’clock.
If your right foot is pointing more toward 11 or 12 o’clock, it’s more difficult to turn your hips on your backswing.
Practice Makes Perfect
You can’t expect to change your golf swing overnight. Instead, you need to practice your new swing, time and time again, until it feels natural.
Here’s a training exercise to help you get started:
- Point your left foot toward 10 o’clock
- Take a few practice swings to get a feel for the stance
- Once you practice a few times, speed things up until you’re at “full power”
- Continue to narrow your stance, always making sure your right foot is at 1 o’clock and your left foot is at 10 o’clock
With this exercise guiding you, along with regular practice, you can adjust your golf swing as a senior to better suit your age, health and playing style.