The Key to a Better Set-Up

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

A common problem among high-handicappers and even elite golfers is a lack of mobility in the pelvis and hip area from hours of sitting and lack of activity. To maximize your full potential in the golf swing, you must have the ability to take your joints and muscles through their full range of motion. Performing exercises that focus on muscles … Read More

Are You Holding onto the Club too Tightly?

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

It is important to get the correct grip pressure before each swing to keep your swing consistent. If you hold onto the club too tightly, then your muscles contract and tighten, stopping the flow of your swing.  Light grip pressure will allow you to relax and swing freely. Grip Pressure Place your hands on the club and hold the club … Read More

How to Place Your Hands on the Club

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

Nobody’s hands are the same, so your grip might not look the same as your fellow player’s, but that doesn’t mean that either of your grips are  wrong. How you join your hands together is up to you. There are three basic grip choices, so it is up to you to find one that best suits your swing. Use whatever … Read More

A Note from Karen

KarenGolf Fitness, News

Summer is here! But are you ready to play your best golf this season? Take some time to review swing fundamentals including grip, set-up and alignment to get yourself into mid-season form now. Don’t wait for the end of summer to improve your swing mechanics when bad habits may be too ingrained to eliminate. Come back here daily to get … Read More

How To Hit Curved Shots

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

Most of the time we want to hit a straight shot, but sometimes you need to curve the ball around obstacles on the golf course.  Karen Palacios-Jansen, the creator of Cardiogolf shows you how plan and execute curved golf shots. Video golf lesson link:

Add Yards to Your Drive with Rotation

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Your ability to rotate your shoulders, torso and hips around your spine determines how much clubhead speed you create in your golf swing.  Spinal mobility decreases with age.  Lack of spinal mobility is associated with poor posture and restricts your shoulder and torso turn in the golf swing. Adding rotational exercises into your daily routine can facilitate a more effective … Read More