You may not be surprised to learn you are losing flexibility as you age.
Here’s some interesting data to back it up.
According to a study published in the Journal of Aging Research, there are significant differences in shoulder, hip and spine flexibility in seniors from 55 to 86 years of age.
If you are aware that your distance off the tee is suffering and your swing isn’t quite the same as it used to be, this helps explain what might be happening.
Shoulder flexibility showed a significant decline averaging 5 degrees/decade in men and 6 degrees/decade in women.
Hip Flexibility showed a significant decline averaging 6 degrees/decade for men and 7 degrees/decade for women.
At the age of 71 years, it appears that both upper and lower body flexibility show an accelerated decline in males.
Fortunately, it’s never too late to improve your body or your game. It’s simply a matter of finding the best exercises for your age and abilities.
Ready for some good news? You can improve your shoulder, back and hip mobility to keep you playing for many years to come. You can also improve your strength, balance and stability so your drives are no longer getting shorter by the season.
And….you don’t have to go to a gym or push yourself to exertion.
If you want to increase your distance, you need strength. That means lower body strength, upper body strength and core strength.
If you find yourself getting tired and frustrated with lack of endurance and stamina, you’ll find there are perfect exercises to help you improve in these areas. Age and experience can be an asset on the course. Wouldn’t it be nice to get some energy back? It’s time you feel better and last longer.
Our senior golf program will help you become your best and play your best at any age.