“It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.”

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

In a humorous quip, Arnold Palmer makes the point that constant practice leads to more “luck,” or a better golf game. Golf, just like any sport, requires constant training and practice. If you stop training, you run the risk of losing any improvements you have made in your strength, endurance and flexibility. Want to engage in continual training and practice? … Read More

How Chalk Can Help You Stop Chunking Shots

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

One of the most common problems among high-handicappers is hitting behind the ball at impact. Two things may happen when you hit behind the ball: 1) you may chunk the shot, taking a big divot before you hit ball or 2) you may hit the ball thin, hitting up on the ball,  not touching the ground at all. Here is … Read More

Speed Up Your Swing While Maintaining Balance

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

Balance is important in the golf swing so that you can maintain your body angles throughout each phase of the swing. Doing balance exercises can improve your balance capabilities within your golf swing especially at higher speeds. If you have poor balance, you have to slow your swing speed down so you won’t lose your footing during your swing. Here … Read More

Smooth Out Your Downswing to Cure Your Slice

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

When you practice you want to make sure that 1) you are practicing the right moves and 2) that you are grooving a consistent swing that you can take to the golf course. You want your swing to become automatic, like spelling your name.  When was the last time you misspelled your name?  You probably can’t remember because it is … Read More

Straighten Out Your Slice

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

A slice of apple pie is yummy, but a slice on the golf course is crummy. Many times a slicer opens up the shoulders too quickly on the downswing causing the clubhead to tip over and cut across the intended target line.  This path, of ‘outside to in’, combined with an open clubface at impact will cause the ball to … Read More

Slice Your Slice

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

If your tendency is to slice, here’s a drill to help you square the clubface at impact.  Slicer’s tend to keep the clubface open through impact.  You need to learn how to rotate your forearms for a square clubface.

This Drill Can Impact Your Swing

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

The single most important moment in the golf swing is impact, and if your position is bad when you arrive there 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. Ideally, you want to hit the ball with, not just your … Read More

Your Swing Could Hinge on this Simple Move

KarenGolf Fitness, Video Golf Tips

Good ball strikers create a wide arc on the backswing because they accomplish a couple of things: as they swing back, they naturally hinge their wrists, which puts the club on the proper plane and they are flexible enough to make a full turn while maintaining the lead arm extended. If your struggle with when and how to hinge your … Read More

Cardiogolf is a golf-specific program to help golfers of all ages improve their swings and get some exercise at the same time.

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Golf-fitness is not just about increasing muscle mass or getting stronger,  but more importantly integrating the demands of  the golf swing and the movement patterns which intentionally incorporate balance and proprioception (body awareness) into training. In other words, golf-fitness training exercises should mimic what golfers are doing in their golf swing and on the golf course to help them perform better … Read More