Do you warm up? - Page 3
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Probably a good idea, but I am now playing daily first thing in the morning and have been using the first two holes to warm up and am fully warmed up by the 3rd or 4th. Sometimes I hit a couple hundred balls into the net at night before going to bed depending upon the amount of free time.
I try to exercise daily so in most instances already loose and all that. At the course it really depends on time and who is standing around. They often just send me out if there hasn't been a group on the first tee in a while and if I see I can get out ahead of those getting ready to tee off I run for the bar grab some beers and hit one quickly. Consequently I often bogey the first hole. Basically the first hole is my warm up.
The way I see it, why would I wait until the 3rd or 4th hole before I'm "in the groove and now feeling it" when I can get those early cobwebs out of the way on the range and stand on the first tee ready to go?
For me, a quick stretch (a quick stretch if time is limited is better than no stretch) and 20 or so balls on the range is all that's really necessary (even though I can hit more balls if I have more time). The purpose of those 20+ balls is to 1. get loose and 2. see how I'm hitting it today. If the swing for some reason is producing a "more than normal fade" during my quick warmup that I can't fix (and shouldn't try to since I'm playing that day) then guess what, you guessed it, it's a big fade today boys! At least I know where I'm aiming on the first tee and during my round if my body wants to hit big fade shots that day :)
I'm no sure bout this. I've done a lot of weight lifting ove the years and have read quite a bit. Stretching and warming up muscles is a good idea, IMO.
Count me in the majority. About 90% of the time I get out of my car, put my bag on my pull cart, pay at the pro shop, and head to the first tee, hitting a couple of putts 50% of the time. I pull out my club, do a quick stretch, tee up the ball, and hit my first drive.
Reason for little warmup? Since I walk 90% of the time, I usually only need one hole to stretch out my legs and get warmed up, and really haven't noticed much difference in my score.
I did the warmup, but by the time I got to work I decided to put in a few more hours and work on my sensors this morning.
9 days of golf in 14 days is just a tiny bit too much for me, I'll play again tomorrow morning.