Butch Harmon – Golf Digest
Try My 10 Minute Warm Up
1. Leave Stress in the Car
If you’ve got 10 minutes to get to the tee, I’m guessing you just raced to the course in your car. Being all tensed up in a sitting position can really make you stuff, so start by doing some full-body stretching. Spread your arms and legs wide, bend from the hips, and reach out as far as you can in every direction – to the left, the right, straight out. Doing this for a minute or two will get the big muscles in your back and legs out of car mode.
2. Target Your Turn
Quickly head to the range and zero in on the muscles that control your body turn. Hold your driver across your back, get in your address posture, and rotate back and through. Do it slowly at first and work up to fuller, faster turns. Then hit half a dozen balls with a short iron to get a feel for the hinging the club back and releasing it through impact. If you have a weighted club, now’s a great time to swing it.
3. Set up a Good Start
Finally, pretend you’re playing the first hole on the rnage. Take out your driver, go through your normal pre-shot routine, and hit the kind of shot you’ll want on the first tee. Then go back to your bag, grab the club you’ll likely need for your second shot, go through your routine, and hit that shot. Do this three or four times, and your brain and body will be ready to go.