Improve Your Golf Drive with Three Easy Exercises

Every sport or physical activity has its specific demands on your body. If you can identify what’s in play (or ask a trusted professional!), and then focus your strength-building and agility in that area, you’re on your way to more consistent results and fewer injuries—plus bragging rights!

When it comes to golf, visualize your drive stance and full swing. Then consider each motion and adjustments you have to make: Drop your shoulder. Twist your torso. Control your backswing.

Stability Ball Crunch Pass will work on your balance and core muscles, key to the entire stroke.


Band Anti-Rotation Lunges will help shoulder strength (and eventual turning force in your swing), while also incorporating core and mobility movements.


Stress Ball Squeezes are incredibly simple, but will focus on wrist strength that’s important for preventing your wrists from being twisted during your swing. Bonus: You can do these exercises anywhere. If you don’t have an actual stress ball, anything that can be squeezed and contracted will do. Hold the squeeze for three seconds, then relax and repeat for three sets of 20.

This is just the start of what you can do to target your core, shoulders, and wrists for a better golf game. Make sure to warm up and stretch those muscles you’ve been working on before you hit the greens. A good tricep stretch could help prevent injuries.

Good luck. And drive on!

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Kelly Fitzgerald has a BA in Journalism and MA in Creative Writing, and is the Managing Editor of the Anytime Fitness blog. She’s an avid reader, writer, and life-long learner who describes herself as a curious, sporty Twin Citian who is always observing, perpetually tired, and plagued by common sense.