If you're mentally psyched for the start of golf season but aren't yet working on the fitness angle, now's the time to start. To tee off in good shape, you should be strength-training, flexibility training (stretching) and doing cardiovascular exercise.

Cardio workouts promote golf performance on a few of different levels. Running, jogging or walking several times a week will translate into more stamina when you're walking the course. And because these workouts also strengthen the calf and thigh muscles, they help give you a better foundation for your swing. Cycling and swimming give you cardiovascular benefits while also toning the torso.