02 May '12, 2pm

It's *never* too early for kids to start exercising their golf muscles.

It's *never* too early for kids to start exercising their golf muscles.

Tossing a beanbag to a target improves distance control and depth perception, for example, and playing soccer or running relay races with friends improves coordination under duress. Although it depends on the child's maturity and physical development, Donatucci suggests that kids, ages 9 to 12, begin a structured strength-training program. Spending 20 minutes in the gym doing simple exercises, such as planks (strengthens the abdomen) and squats (strengthens the hips and glutes) will help establish a strong base for a good golf swing. For kids younger than 9, a light introduction to strength training with simple athletic activities can improve their golf swings. Doing push-ups on their knees and jumping over short hurdles are two options.

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2012-05/junior-golf-fi...

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