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Slide show: Golf stretches for a more fluid swingBy Mayo Clinic staff
The importance of golf stretches
Golf stretches can help prepare you for a day on the course. These golf stretches may help promote a fluid, full golf swing, which can improve your performance.
Before you start your golf stretches, warm up with five to 10 minutes of light activity, such as walking around the practice tee. If you have time, complete the full series of golf stretches outlined here. Hold each stretch for about 10 seconds. Repeat three to five times. Do one set of golf stretches every day and another set before and after each round of golf.
Remember: Keep stretching gentle. Don't bounce. If you feel pain, you've stretched too far.Next slide
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