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Loosen Up!

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Oh, that achey breaky golf swing.

While you might think your swing needs a mechanical overhaul, maybe a little oil would work wonders. 

I don’t mean swing lube in the form of a few beers.  I’m talking about a little stretching to increase your turn.   I know, it sounds a little too much like work, but hang in there with me. 

Scotland Run PGA Professionals Nick Borro says its the recurring theme he sees on the lesson tee, and especially early in the season.  And the truth is it doesn’t take much to improve your turn and maybe get that club in a better position at the top of your backswing.

You can click here for a podcast — the full interview with Nick and his tip for checking your turn at my TeeItUpPhilly.com.

Here’s The Stretch…

Actually, here are several.   Keep in mind that the biggest rule is to never stretch muscles that are cold.  You need a brief warmup — like brisk walking or jogging for a few minutes, so those muscles are pliable.  And keep breathing while you stretch to get oxygen to those muscles.

Highlights from “Dr. Divot’s Guide to Golf Injuries” by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Foster.

– Sports Fitness Advisor recommends these static stretches for days you are not planning to play

   …and these dynamic stretches as a pre-round warmup.

Maybe this should be the year you stop threatening to get in better shape for golf … and actually do it.  Borro says it should pay off with better golf.

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Ed Abrams anchors mornings on KYW Newsradio, and you can hear his Golf Reports there on Fridays and Saturdays. He has also created a pair of websites:  www.DealTrackerGolf.com, featuring leads on the best golf equipment deals… and www.TeeItUpPhilly.com, with video course tours, audio swing tips and local golf deals

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