Pitching Basics

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

A Note from Karen:  I spent this past weekend on beautiful Kiawah Island at the Turtle Point Golf Course with some great ladies working on our golf games.  We worked on chipping,  pitching, putting and full swing.  So for the next several days,  I will post a review of the basic fundamentals  we worked on to improve our games. Let … Read More

Chipping Basics

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

A Note from Karen: I spent this past weekend on beautiful Kiawah Island at the Turtle Point Golf Course with some great ladies working on our golf games.  We worked on chipping,  pitching, putting and full swing.  So for the next several days,  I will post a review of the basic fundamentals  we worked on to improve our games. Let … Read More

How to Get More Power in Your Golf Swing

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Contrary to popular belief,  golf is an explosive sport. Like other explosive sports (football, track and field, tennis),  you start in a static position, then swing as fast as you can, in a matter of seconds,  to speeds of up to 100 mph. The body needs to train to move explosively as well as change speeds rapidly and generate quick … Read More

Anti-Slice Setup

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

The slice shot (when the ball curves left to right for a right-handed golfer) in golf is one of the most common swing ailments.   The slice most commonly occurs when the clubface is open relative to the swing path and/or when the swing follows an “out to in” or “over the top” swing path. The distribution of your weight at … Read More

How Far to Stand from Golf Ball

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

How far you stand from the golf ball at address position will affect your swing. Standing too far away can force you to reach your arms out away from your body, preventing a full shoulder turn. Standing too close will may prevent the club from attacking the ball at the correct angle at impact. Let your arms hang naturally without tension. … Read More

Don’t Let Poor Posture Ruin Your Golf Swing

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Everything you do before you swing determines how well you strike the ball. With a poor setup, even the best golfers in the world will not hit the ball straight. Take the time to correctly set up each time for a consistent swing. Practice your posture with each club. Although clubs are different lengths, the basic golf posture remains the … Read More

Strong Impact

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

The single most important moment in the golf swing is impact, and if your positions are bad when you arrive at impact you’re in trouble. For many average and higher-handicap golfers, their impact issues are caused by flipping their hands at impact instead of maintaining lag and forward shaft lean. What some call a full body swing-where the core muscles … Read More