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Reduce Stiffness After 18 Holes With This Stretch

Liesbeth Pauwels shares her plan to help you reduce the body stiffness that tends to set in after playing a round of golf.


Liesbeth Pauwels standing with her arms folded.
Liesbeth Pauwels, B.Sc. Kinesiology, TPI Certified Golf Training Specialist & Owner of LP Golf Performance

Let's talk about cooling down.

What stretches to do post 18 holes?

And how to start integrating them?

Let me begin by saying: Whether or not you already integrate a cooling down after practice, a lesson or a round, the fact remains: it already dictates the next round results.


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Watch this video. I talk about it in more depth.


Cooling down key takeaways:

  • It is an amazing tool for recovery and reducing stiffness, but its not a one-stop fix for everything. Let it compliment your other fitness, golf and yoga routines: don’t just replace them.

  • Practice the stretches at home so you’ll feel more confident doing them on the course.

  • Consistency and compliance matter the most for active recreative golfers. Complicated, too much or highly advanced stretches are therefore next level pro strategies.

  • Make it easy. Draw or make a note on your scorecard so you'll be reminded of the cooling down at the green of the (9th or) 18th.

  • Immediately sitting down after a round could be the least sustainable action to do.

  • Limited mobility (through not integrating a golf warming up & cooling down) could be the key leading factor holding you back.

  • Allowing yourself to take a brief moment to stretch and breathe after a round will result in a stronger & more enjoyable body - mind - game.

I am super curious... What did you need to hear? What is your main takeaway regarding this topic? And if you feel ready to progress, make sure to get started with the Fundamental Routines today. Why wait until September 1st if you already can experience a difference today?



Liesbeth Pauwels

is passionate about modern sport psychology and ancient eastern philosophy, she continuously moves towards re-establishing balance in the body and mind, for herself and for her clients.
Her mission is :
"to develop a strong healthy golf community that plays golf forever"!

With a decade over professional experience as a golf movement coach, she also has worked with Jason Glass, the Dutch Golf Federation, the PGA of Holland, GOLF.NL and helped thousands of golfers all over Europe.

She graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with a degree in Kinesiology - the study of human performance. She is Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness & Junior Level 3, SuperSpeed Golf Certified Level 3 & is a registered certified Yoga Teacher.


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