Most golfers have a warmup routine before taking on 18 holes at the golf course. Whether you’re there for some fun on the course or you’re dedicated to improving your game, warming up is a great way to prepare your mind and body. Some golfers swear by certain stretches or drills, while others use a more intuitive method. However, different warm up routines can be the difference between bogeys and birdies. Let’s say you warm up every time before playing golf and you’re still struggling to make par. What can you do differently?

If your pre-game routine isn’t making the cut, perhaps you need to think about starting a post-game routine. Not only does exercising after the round help improve your performance, but it improves your overall fitness as well. Let’s take a look at the best things to do after playing a round of golf to help you score below par.

Take your time

Instead of rushing straight home after a round on the golf course, we recommend hitting the mat to cool down. Taking some time to stretch and use a foam roller will help maximize muscle recovery and reduce fatigue. You can also use your post-game session to refuel. Make sure to drink water and eat a nutritious meal, balanced with carbs, proteins, and healthy fats. Fruit smoothies, roasted veggies, and grilled chicken are all excellent options.

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One of the best things to do after playing golf, whether at the gym or at home, is take a cool shower. Cold water immersion improves muscle recovery time and relieves soreness. It can also help you relax, which is useful for our next recommendation: sleep it off. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most critical elements of a post-game routine because it allows your body to truly begin the healing process.

Get ready for your next round

At Calabasas Country Club, we offer a variety of amenities to help you finish your round on a high note. After your next round of golf, build strong pre and post-game routines with the help of our resolute staff to improve your swing. Our health and fitness center is perfect for some aftercare exercises and stretching or you can enjoy eating at the club to replenish your strength. You may not be in the mood to cook after playing a round of golf, but we’re sure you’ll have an appetite.

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