Are you an avid golfer who’s been playing for? Have you started noticing some changes in your game? The game of golf changes as you age. The fairway isn’t going to be more forgiving and the sand is still a trap, so you’re going to have to find a few other ways to keep your average and handicap in line.
Here are a few things to consider before you hit the links again:
- Club Up! According to MyGolfSpy, you lose muscle as you age which means you’re not as strong as you once were. If your ball isn’t going as far as you expect, chances are it’s because you lose about 4 yards off your 7-iron every 10 years after hitting age 30.4 Now is the time to rethink which club you’re going to use for each shot.
- Stretch More! You may notice you have less shoulder turn which means you aren’t following through as smoothly either. Muscles don’t remain elastic and joints get stiff as age creeps up, so it’s important to get to the course early and stretch for about 10 minutes before you start swinging the club.
- Protect Your Eyes! Eyeglasses and sunglasses are your friends on the course. Your vision may not be what it once was, and this has a direct correlation to hitting the ball accurately. Be sure your prescription is up to date. Additionally, protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV-A and UV-B rays which can lead to cataracts by always wearing a good pair of sunglasses.
- Have Fun! A benefit of retirement is the elimination of the daily grind, giving you more time to hit the course. This is also the time to relax your competitive nature and truly enjoy being out outside with friends.
The good news is, while players in the 60+ age bracket may hit the ball 43 yards shorter than when they were in their 20s, chances of the ball landing on the fairway increases by an average of 10%.
Adapted from MyGolfSpy4
Now I can’t help you with your golf swing, but if you have any questions regarding your current financial situation feel free to contact us at Michael@AskWealthCare.com or call us at 561-705-2005.
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