Warming Up before Hitting the Golf Course

Part of the Golf All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A warm-up up at the golf course isn't the same as a golf practice session. Warming up includes stretching, getting a feel for the golf club, making ball contact, and building confidence; it takes place 30 to 40 minutes before you hit the first tee. Here's a sample warm-up plan.

Preferred Preround Warm-Up (40 Minutes)
Time (Minutes) Location Activity
5 Putting/chipping green Brief stretching/putts
5 Putting/chipping green chipping
5 Driving range Warm-up stretching
5 Driving range Wedge shots
5 Driving range Hitting with your favorite club
5 Driving range Hitting the driver
5 Putting/chipping green Putts
1st tee Swing away!
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