Move like an owl

“Well, that was creaky.”

Words spoken by a buddy on the tee box last Friday morning after his first shot of the day.

And he ain’t alone.

This week, I’m devoted to mobility. Not just mobility, but specific exercises that help us groove a nice, easy, fluid swing.

First up?

Neck Circles.


Gently rotate your head in a clockwise, then counter-clockwise motion, gradually increasing your range of motion as you go.


  1. Neck circles help improve your range of motion in your cervical spine, which leads to better rotation during your swing. As you well know, better rotation = a more efficient and powerful swing = more distance.
  2. Improved posture as regularly doing neck circles helps you correct any imbalances in your neck muscles. And promote better overall poster, which leads to a more consistent swing.
  3. Reduced risk of injury as neck circles help increase blow flow to the neck muscles – neck and upper back injuries are very common in golf.

Here’s what you’re going to do…

  • Stand up with your shoulders relaxed.
  • Slowly rotate your head in a circular motion – starting with small circles and gradually increasing your range of motion.
  • Complete an equal number in both clockwise and counterclockwise directs.
  • Avoid any sudden or jerky movements.

Do that for a week and you’ll see a noticeable difference. Do it for a month…and you’ll feel like an owl who can rotate its head 270 degrees:)

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro

PS – Neck circles are the first exercise in the Daily Motion, already installed on your calendar when you decide to join us in the 18STRONG Membership.

And there’s more where that came from.