Functional flexibility for golf is an important element. Quite often there are a lot of feelings of inadequacy, more so physical inadequacy, on golf course.
Most golfers wish that they were a lot stronger than they are and yet still be able to have functional flexibility. Most golfers realize deep inside that flexibility and strength are important for good golf.
Yet these feelings and desire need not remain just that, any golfer can take action and dramatically improve on their functional flexibility and strength. Any golfer can ensure that next time they set foot on course to play their beloved game, they will be brimming with confidence and not inadequacy.
Actually both strength and functional flexibility go together and two cannot be divorced from one another. Weak muscles will tend to be very stiff, opposite of flexibility. So in other words, it is true to say that by building up strength, a golfer will almost automatically be improving their functional flexibility.
But let me make it clear here that there is a huge difference between building muscles and enhancing strength. When developing strength for golf, all good golf exercise programs will involve working with dumbbells which a lot of people associate with muscle and body building.