I'll be writing a more-extensive blog next week about what I learned, but Brad gave me some advice that I felt I should pass on to you as quickly as possible.
When you start to hit balls before your round this weekend, don't stretch. You see lots of golfers with the club behind their back, pivoting back and through, or bending over or doing
A personal trainer and Pilates teacher I visit often in Weston, CT, Dr. Vadim Mejerson, has told me the same thing. "It's much better to warm your muscles by taking a hot shower, then doing 15 minutes on an exercise bike, or doing 50 jumping jacks, to get the blood flowing," Mejerson says. "But stretching cold muscles is a recipe for injury."
So take a tip from Brad Faxon and these two personal trainers this weekend: make sure your body is nice and warmed up before you play, but if you feel you need to stretch, only do it after your round.