PGA Teaching Professional Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf in Lynnwood, Washington provides some helpful guidance on how best to warm up and practice before hitting the course for a round of golf.
Start with a short iron, don’t go straight to your diver and start bombing the ball. To properly warm up, you want to get your body and swing stretched out and into a groove. Over swinging on a driver with a stiff body will cause more harm than good.
Progress down your set from a wedge and short pitching, to an 8-iron and approach shots. Eventually move on to a 6-iron, 4-iron, hybrid, 3-wood, then finally your driver. This method will warm you up properly, get your swing into a groove, and improve your practice efficiency during training or before a round of golf.
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Introduced to Golf: Age 10
Years Playing: 47
Hole In Ones: 2
Double Eagles: 1
Years in the Golf Industry: 14
Rounds Per Year: Over 100
Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass
Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C.
Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples
Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB
Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff
3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3
Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff
Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff
Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths
Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex
Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex
Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34”
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info
Club Head Speed: 98-101
Ball Speed: 148-151
Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6
Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1
Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3
Carry: 234-242 yards
Distance: 258-272 yards
Path: 0.7 to 2.4