Golf season is here!
That low hum you hear is the collective grumbling of NS golfers that they are not on their favorite course yet.
Here are some tips to make the transition to golfing easier:
- Dress warmly. Your body tenses up when cold. Early spring in NS can be damp, cold and windy, so dress for it. If you are comfortable your body won’t tense up, and maybe it will help with the frustration level over those first couple of rounds.
- Take a lesson or two. If it has been months since golfing regularly, invest in a few lessons. Having a pro give you a few pointers may reduce injury and boost enjoyment of the game.
- Stretch. You may be using different muscles than you have been using this winter, so work through a gentle stretching program. Don’t have one? Ask a friendly chiropractor, massage therapist or physio to help.
- Relax and enjoy the round. Keep your shoulders down, not up around your ears. Don’t throttle the club, relax your grip. Breathe and follow through with your swing.
- Address any nagging problems. If you are having a twinge of low back pain or notice it is hard to do a shoulder check, then deal with it. See your chiropractor &/or massage therapist &/or physio- whatever combination that works for you before the problem escalates and you miss time golfing.