Post-Round Stretch Routine

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We all know the importance of a pre-round warm up routine to fully prepare the body for the strains of a round of golf, but do you know that stretching after a round of golf can help restore muscle imbalances that could lead to swing flaws and injuries? Post-round stretching can help restore muscle imbalances and increase mobility and range … Read More

How to Practice Uneven Lies

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When you play golf, you almost never have a completely flat lie on the golf course like you do at the practice range.  It may be difficult to recreate those sidehill, downhill and uphill lies on the practice range, but you can do it at  the gym or at home. The Practice Range Creates a Perfect Environment Unlike the Golf … Read More

Cardiogolf- a unique and fun and easy to do fitness program that combines a series of exercises specifically designed for the golfer who wants to get fit for golf and groove a solid swing at the same time

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Golf requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention a great deal of skill, mental fortitude and perseverance to excel at it.  Great golfers have spent years and thousands of hours on the practice range honing their skills to reach their level of play.  The rest of us, who are not professional golfers, can only dream of achieving … Read More

Rotate Your Hips

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Every part of your body is important in the golf swing, but the hips are a major factor in generating power in your golf swing. The hip joints and surrounding muscles need to rotate in the golf swing. Where many people go wrong is that they slide their hips or stand up as they swing, mostly because we spend the day … Read More

Grip Check

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Your grip may be the most important factor in hitting a solid shot. If your grip is incorrect, then you usually have to make compensations in your swing to get the ball to go where you want it. Check the position of your left thumb (if you are a right-handed golfer) in your grip. As you grip the club with … Read More

Make Golf and Fitness a Family Affair

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Why not encourage your entire family to do your golf-specific exercise routine?  Clear a spot in the living room and conduct a private golf-specific session for your family.  Not only is this a good way to spend time with your family, it will set a good exercise example for your family.  Here a few more suggestions to involve the family: … Read More

10 Reasons to Start a Golf Fitness Program

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1.  Golf Fitness Helps You Hit it Longer-Doing golf-specific strength and speed exercises is one of the fastest ways to improve your distance off the tee. 2.  Golf Fitness Helps Hit More Solid Golf Shots— When you improve your fitness, you improve your body’s ability to move fluidly and effectively, therefore delivering more power to the ball with less effort. … Read More

Attention Ladies-Hate the Sand? Get Stronger

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You will often hear TV announcers say that professional golfers would rather hit out of the sand than out of the rough when they miss a green.  That is because professionals have a better chance of getting the ball to spin out of the bunker than from the rough and therefore are able to get the ball to land softer … Read More

Three Keys to Golf Fitness

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1. Pre-Round Warm Up  Studies show that 53% of amateur golfers have sustained an injury while playing golf. Warming up is the easiest and most effective way to prevent injuries that can happen during practice and play. Warming up is a must for prepare your body for the physiological functions demanded by the game of golf: Warm up first, no … Read More

Thanks to All My Blog Readers

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This is my 501st blog post.  Thanks to all my blog readers for your support and encouragement. As an LPGA Teaching Professional, certified personal trainer and former managing editor of Golf Fitness Magazine, I come across massive amounts of information about golf and golf fitness.  I hope you enjoy and benefit from my information about all things related to golf and … Read More