Professional golfers make hitting a long drive look easy. However, the split second that it takes to hit a golf ball with just the right velocity and angle is the result of hours of training. It takes strength, control, and a foundation of physical fitness to send the ball soaring down the fairway. Physical fitness also improves confidence and self-esteem – important factors for achievement both on and off of the golf course.
A fitness regimen includes periods of training and rest, including getting plenty of sleep. It is important to take a full body approach that includes weight lifting and carefully chosen exercises that develop specific muscles needed for golf. Below are some of the best exercises for junior golfers to include in their training routine.