Golf is a great form of exercise for seniors, but one thing to note is that your age can affect your ball flight and swing speed. Because of things like decreased neural drive, muscle fiber types, sarcopenia, and less muscle activity, seniors may experience a slowdown in their clubhead speed.
Here are some tips for increasing your clubhead speed:
- Train your muscles with the help of weighted golf clubs. This can help you strengthen your waist and arms. When you are ready to use a regular club, you will have an easier time swinging.
- As an alternative, you can also try using lighter clubs if you want to go ahead and have better clubhead speeds a lot sooner.
- Switch your grips out for something that is a lot more comfortable and ergonomically fit for your hands.
- Widen your feet for a more stable stance or do exercises to improve your balance, as this can help you hit the ball straight on, with an improved clubhead speed.
These tips can help you get back on track, improve your golf game, and increase your clubhead speed. Check out Senior Strong for the best golf clubs for seniors!
William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.