I recently had a client ask me what he should do to help stay loose while on the course.
First and foremost that starts with a proper warm up.
Follow along with this video to learn how to properly warm up. It has a beginner and advanced warm ups in it. Do the best you can and let me know if you have any questions.
Time to start swinging the club.
Here's where I see too many people making a mistake. We as humans need to be balanced. If you sit all day you create an imbalance in your body. In the same way if you only swing your normal swing you create an imbalance. When you're at the range swing a golf club with your non-dominant side. This will help your body to be more in balance.
Something else you need to realize about your body is that the non-dominant side could be causing you to use less power than you have.
How is that you may ask?
If your dominant side can create 120 mph club head speed, but your non-dominant side can only handle 90 mph, guess what? You will only swing 90 mph.
Your non-dominant side is your brakes. If your brakes can only handle 90 mph, then that is all you will get. This is your body helping you to not get injured. Which is a great thing.. but... I want to swing 120 mph and I'm sure you do too.
So take time to swing with your non-dominant side.
But what about while on the course?
I would suggest one thing to help stay loose, and that's the World's Greatest Stretch. It covers almost the whole body. And if you can do it, it will help you stay loose while on the course.
* Just don't hold the positions too long only 3 to 5 seconds per position.
I know this all may seem like a lot, but if you have the ability to get to the course and do all of this before a round of golf, you will see and feel a big difference before, during and after a round!