Before taking part in any sport it is best to be well prepared beforehand by doing some simple warm up or stretching exercises, in order to help avoid muscle and tendon damage. These exercises need not take you very long. A basic minimum would be two or three minutes, so you can always find time to do them even if you are late arriving at the golf course. In this scenario, you could simply turn your hips as you would when you swing the golf club. Some golfers do this with a club held behind the shoulders. In addition to this you could swing two clubs instead of one. This helps me enormously, and I often hit a screaming drive down the first hole after doing this drill.
The best stretching exercises are as those that exercise the muscles used in the golf swing. You can do them in any order.
1.Lean forward and try to touch your toes. This exercise loosens your back and leg muscles.
2.Holding a club in both hands and with both arms outstretched above the head, feet apart, bend your body from the waist up sideways, first to the left and then to the right. Do this two or three times.
3.With a club held in both hands, and positioned behind and on the neck, stand with your feet apart and the knees slightly flexed, practise pivoting by turning the shoulders ninety degrees to the left, and the hips to forty five degrees. You then follow through to the right as you mirror the movement you just made by turning the body to the right, just as you would on the follow through in your golf shot.
By using these simple golf stretching exercises you will be taking sensible precautions in avoiding muscle and tendon strains, and setting yourself up to play some good golf shots as well.