Getting Back into Golf Safely
With golf courses opening back up, most people can’t wait for tee time. Post-pandemic, golf will have a few changes to it though that you should be prepared for. Here are a few tips to help make your return to the greens safe and enjoyable.
Prepare for extra sanitizing
While golf courses are eager to have you back in full force, there will be more rules about keeping sanitary on the grounds. Most places will provide ways to disinfect but it can’t hurt to bring a pack of disinfecting wipes or pocket hand sanitizer to ensure you keep everything you touch germ-free.
Golf cart rules are changing too
Rules with golf carts vary per location. Some golf courses are enforcing a strict one-person-per-cart rule while others are eliminating cart use altogether unless a golfer has a disability and can’t walk the entire 18 holes. You should call ahead to find out and if you’re able to walk the course safely on your own, you should welcome that extra exercise.
Don’t forget to socially distance
Golf courses are ideal for social distancing because they’re spread out. But that all changes when you head to the clubhouse. Keep in mind that you can’t just run up to old golfing friends during this time and keep a safe distance.
It might not seem like that long since the last time you were able to play through, however not taking the time to practice and warm up first can cost you. You’re more likely to pull or strain muscles that you haven’t been using. In the weeks leading up to your golfing experience, take the time to stretch and get your muscles ready.
To an outsider, golf might seem too leisurely to be strenuous. Anyone who has ever played the game knows better though. That’s why you should be keeping up with your fitness prior to heading to your favorite golf course. High intensity interval training, often called HIIT, can help you prevent injuries, build a stronger swing, have better balance, and have better control too.
-Prevent injuries through massage and training
Take care of yourself before you grab your clubs. One of the best ways to do that is to hire a personal trainer who can keep you on your toes with challenging fitness routines. You should also counter that with frequent massages. Done prior to and after vigorous exercising, you will prevent straining muscles while increasing your range of motion, both of which can make you an even better golfer.
By combining smart sanitation tips with working with a personal trainer and getting professional massage, you will be ready for golf. Get the services you need right in your own home too and you’ll have everything tailored to your needs when you need it.