Just because you play less golf in winter doesn’t mean you can’t work on your game. Let’s use this time to work on distance.

Generating more power can put strain on your hips and back, and over the long-term lead to injury. But a stronger core protects you, while adding distance.

More power without increased injury risk

The side plank strengthens your core, butt and shoulders, key muscles for your swing and posture. Hold yourself up on one forearm with your feet stacked. Hold for 5 - 10 seconds and repeat on the other side.

If you’re unsure how to perform this exercise, please ask a fitness professional. They could also show you progressions if you want more of a challenge.

Yoga builds core strength and flexibility for a more effective golf swing. And anybody can do it.