Too often, amateur golfers lack the flexibility to perform the mechanics of the golf swing correctly. As a result of poor flexibility, they create compensations in the swing. Implementing flexibility exercises into your routine can improve your swing.
One of my favorite golf-specific flexibility exercises is the Straight Leg Rotational Hamstring Stretch. This exercise improves the flexibility in your hamstrings, lower back, and mid-section. All of which are required to be very flexible in order to perform the golf swing correctly.
Here are the steps involved in this flexibility exercise. If you have not performed flexibility exercises before or suffer from lower back pain, I strongly suggest you take it very slowly and do not push yourself. Make sure you are in good health and cleared by your physician before performing this type of activity.