It is vitally important to stretch (even my own cats do that when getting up.). Now I am not saying that you have to be a trained athlete unless you are performing at the top level, and even some of those are not, but more and more of them spend time in the gym.
Certainly, if you are fit, then concentration is a lot easier.
Flexibility, however, is vital. Even some of the players that can be seen on the Senior tours, although they are taking up more room than they used to, are still flexible!
So what I am saying is, if you are sat at a desk all day, five or six days a week, with little or no stretching or exercise, it is a recipe for disaster to go to the first tee at the weekend, have a couple of swings, and try and rip it 300 yards down the middle. Not only can you expect physical damage, but you certainly can’t expect to play good golf!
So please, take the time during the week to stretch, and preferably to swing a club every day. (I’m currently reseeding my lawn). In time we will be posting up videos on the site to explain some simple moves.
It never ceases to amaze me in golf tuition how the pro will say to his pupil “Let’s see you hit a few shots” without any thought as to whether the pupil has stretched and loosened up.
DO NOT rush onto the range to hit balls, and forget to stretch. Ask yourself a simple question “Why am I here?” People play golf for a number of reasons, but the number one reason should be F-U-N!!!