Warming-up for Golf

Wells, Jack and Langdown, Ben (2023). Warming-up for Golf. In: Bliss, A. ed. Strength and Conditioning for Golf: A Guide for Coaches and Players. London: Routledge, pp. 55–74.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003099321-4


Over recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence highlighting the significant benefits warming-up can have on physiological mechanisms, physical performance, impact factors and ball flight characteristics. In this chapter, the warm-up habits of highly skilled and elite players are compared to less skilled amateur golfers with discussion highlighting the barriers to engagement in a warm-up. This chapter also discusses the effects of dynamic and static stretching and the contrasting effects these modalities can have on impact factors and ball flight characteristic. It is proposed that a raise, activate, mobilise and potentiate (RAMP) warm-up protocol is followed where possible and that while there may be barriers to engaging in each phase, applied solutions are available. A number of practical recommendations are offered to the reader, which includes a warm-up template, a validation protocol to assess the effectiveness of a warm-up and numerous methods in which a strength and conditioning (S&C) coach or golf coach can facilitate engagements in a warm-up.

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