Quick Golf Pre-Round Warmup Routine

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Quick Golf Pre-Round Warmup Routine

Here is a quick warmup routine that I used throughout D1 college golf to loosen up the muscles fast and prevent injury.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Drills

Who is this drill best for?

This drill will be best for:

  • Golfers who need a quick way to warm up
  • Golfers who play at a course without a driving range to use for warmups

Required Materials and Equipment

For this drill, you will need:

  • A few short irons or wedges
  • (optional) a weighted club

Drill Overview

This quick warmup routine focuses on warming up the upper body and those small wrist muscles. It isn't the best thing in the world, but better than nothing when you're in a hurry to tee off!

Drill Instructions

Here is my simple and quick pre-round warmup routine. I consider this the bare minimum and ideally would recommend incorporating additional exercises to get loose before your round!

Exercise 1: Arm Circles

Grab 2 short irons or wedges and swing them in a circle in both directions with both arms 5-10 times.

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Exercise 2: Wrist Rotations

Grab 2 wedges and rotate them slowly back and forth to loosen up your wrists.

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Exercise 3: Wrist Curls

Grab 1-2 wedges and slowly "curl" them up and down.

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Exercise 4: Shoulder Turns

Grab a long-iron, place on your shoulders, and turn back and forward.

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Exercise 5: Back Stretch

Get a long-iron, get those legs wide, and stretch out the back!

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