6 Tips to Get Back into the Swing of Things

 

We are midway through spring here in Nova Scotia and to many patient golfers, now kicking off golf season!

Before stepping up to the tee box for the first time this season, it’s important to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically. The goal is to ease your way back into the game after the winter months. We left the advice to the pros, PGA Canada members and brothers Jeff and Todd Bishop, owners of Dormie Workshop, have a few tips for getting you back into the swing of things! Check out their tips below:

 

Adopt a pre-golf stretching routine

There are a number of benefits to stretching before a game of golf, but this pre-game routine is especially critical after a few months off.

Stretching increases your flexibility, loosens your muscles and minimizes the risk of injury. It doesn’t have to be time consuming but taking a few minutes to do some simple stretches will not only ease your body back into the game, but also maybe even improve your swing.

Stretching increases your flexibility, loosens your muscles and minimizes the risk of injury. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming but taking a few minutes to do some simple stretches will not only ease your body back into the game, but also maybe even improve your swing. Make the most of your pre-game stretching by having some fun like Miguel Angel Jimenez

Did you know practicing basic yoga can be extremely beneficial to your golf game?
Learn more by reading “4 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Golf Game

 

Warm up

After a quick stretch, take time before you tee off to warm up on the practice range. While on the range, start with some short wedges with around 50% swing speed. From there, work your way up to the more full wedges, irons, woods, and driver. End your final shot on the range with the club you will use on the first tee to not only gain familiarity, but also build up your confidence.

 

Set realistic expectations

Your goals shouldn’t include shooting your personal best on day one. Focus on finding the middle of the club face and adapting to turf interaction again (especially if you were hitting off mats in simulators over the off season).

Keep in mind that as spring is one of the rainier seasons in Nova Scotia, the ground will be wetter than usual and the grass will likely be longer. This can create an added challenge to your regular game by making it more difficult to achieve great ball contact consistently and to find your natural shot curve again.

 

Dress for the weather

As mentioned above, it will be wet out there. Make sure you’re dressed appropriately; waterproof shoes with solid grips are key. This will ensure you are comfortable and have a solid foundation to the ground, allowing you to focus on your game.

In addition to waterproof shoes, other items to have on hand would be an umbrella, gloves, towels, and a change of clothes for your drive home.

As important as it is to be dressed for the weather, it’s also important to ensure you keep your clubs dry and safe with a golf bag hood and club covers.

 

Stay stylish

Confidence matters. When we feel better, we play better. So, in the process of keeping you and your gear dry, try to maintain a fresh look for the new season. You may also want to consider inspirational golf accessories to add a personal statement to your game! If so, Golf Digest has awarded Dormie Workshop as the Best Leather Headcover maker for three years in a row made here in Nova Scotia.

Big name brands such as Cobra/Puma, Dunning Golf, Titleist, TaylorMade, Cleveland/Srixon and Callaway have worked with Dormie on many collaborative efforts. We also have many celebrities utilizing our custom products such as recent PGA/LPGA Tour winners Corey Conners and Brooke Henderson, Tom Brady, Jarod Goff, Bubba Wallace, David Hearn and Wayne Gretzky to name a few.

 

Most importantly, have fun

If you only follow one of these tips, it’s this one!

When you step up to the first tee, after what feels like a long off-season, take it all in and be thankful. This is the beginning of your next golf season, where you will be spending time with your friends and family, doing something you truly love, enjoy it while you can!

 

 

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