October 1, 2015

The Randy Myers Stretching Pole

It’s no stretch of the imagination to see the Randy Myers Stretching Pole serving the populace

Golf is a sport that brings together young and old, small and large, men and women. Spanning an array of ages and body types, one thing that’s synonymous in the success of play is flexibility. By possessing flexibility, golfers can make a full turn and swing with ease. If players do not bear flexibility, the likelihood of instilling a repeatable swing may prove difficult. Fortunately, PGA Life Member Hugh Reilly invented the Randy Myers Stretching Pole.

Designed in the early 90s, the Randy Myers Stretching Pole was created as a product to train consumers on a multi-faceted spectrum including balance, rotation, flexibility, strength and power. With the product available in options for men, women and youth, in addition to a Tour Model, the Randy Myers Stretching Pole is a training device that has surpassed its intended uses and has allowed for extended longevity in the game. The pole also conforms with USGA rules, therefore allowing it to be carried in golf bags and used during casual and competitive rounds.


Jason Baile, PGA head professional at the Belfair Plantation in Bluffton, South Carolina, touts the universality of the training aid. Baile believes fitness, health and wellness are the keys to success. “We use the Randy Myers Stretching Pole with all of our members, as it’s an easy tool to grasp,” says Baile. “We encourage our students to use the device prior to hitting any balls in a five-to-seven-minute stretching session. This allows for the prevention of injury and sustainability throughout the future for both young and old.”

In addition, Baile talks further about alternate uses, such as an alignment aid or serving as a tool to show swing plane. Moreover, it allows him to correct swaying as he can use the pole to control body movement. “The product is so universal,” adds Baile. “I find it hard to believe that a PGA Professional would no be able to find alternative uses other than its intended purpose.”


PGA Professional Todd Sones, owner of the Todd Sones Impact Golf Center and a Golf MagazineTop 100 Instructor, Golf DigestTop 50 Instructor and a GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, appreciates the system and functions of the Stretching Pole.

“The product works wonders,” says Sones. “Any great invention supports an activity and following the stretching system designed will allow you to be successful with the product. Ultimately the Randy Myers Stretching Pole will keep golfers healthy and allow them to shoot lower scores. We’re all seeking that: Both us as instructors and our students.” With endless praises for its universality and function to create flexibility and power, the Randy Myers Stretching Pole is a one-stop shop for golf and life enthusiast. The product will not only help your students have a more repeatable golf swing, but it will serve as a health and wellness tool for golfers of every demographic.


A variety of PGA Tour golfers employ the Randy Myers Stretching Pole. Here are just a few examples of how they use the product.


This is a posture check for Blayne Barber. By aligning his body correctly he is able to push his hands upward and his head down. This stretch isolates the middle back as well as hamstring muscles.


Jonathan Byrd is using the Tour Model. He is stretching the muscles in his backswing while focusing on his posture. Additionally, the wrist, forearms and shoulder muscles are stretched as well.


Luke Guthrie demonstrates a great torso rotation drill while in a lunge position with his arms overhead. Note how he is rotating the pole parallel to his front leg. This is a dynamic overall stretch for the golf swing.


Charles Howell III does a great job of maintaining his spine angle, as well as keeping his arms straight. When Charles does this stretch he keeps his hips, knees and feet square. This extended position stretches his back muscles and helps increase shoulder rotation.


Justin Leonard uses the Standard Model. Here Justin is focusing on his torso rotation. Note how Justin is able to get his left shoulder over his right knee. Also, the pole is parallel to his shoulder turn.