Warming Up Your Body for a Game of Golf

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Golf, Recreation and Sports |

Golf is hard on the body. We must setup to the ball with our spine bent forward and our knees bent. Then we swing a golf club back and through while staying in this bent forward angle. This puts a lot of stress on certain muscle groups, such as the back, shoulders and hips to name a few.

It’s no wonder so many people have back problems from golf. The back takes the biggest beating in my opinion, so all the more reason to do stretching before playing. This will help us swing more freely and avoid injuries.

If you don’t warm up properly and get your body loosened up, it will take you about 4 holes to get fully warmed up. Think you will make your best swings of the day without warming up? The answer is you won’t.

You need to stretch our your muscles before playing a round of golf. Top pros and amateurs do this before playing no matter what their age.  Start out with some easy stretches first so we don’t pull any muscles.

 

golfer's pre-round warm up

5 Top Golf Warm Up Stretching Exercises for Better Flexibility and Strength?

 

1. Stand straight up with the straight golf club straight out in front of you horizontal to the ground, one hand other right side of the shaft and the left hand on the other. From here turn slowly to the right then slowly to the left while keeping the club horizontal to the ground and keeping your hips as still as possible. This will stretch your upper body against the lower body stretching the arms, shoulder and torso muscles. Do it 20 times.

2. Put a golf club across the back of your shoulders and turn to the right and then the left, letting your shoulders and hips turn fully, then the knees and finally the feet. Do this 20 times making sure to turn fully to get the most benefit out of it. With this warm up exercise we are getting the shoulders turning,

3. Take a golf club, put it in your right hand and use it like a cane to balance yourself. Then swing your right leg forward and back to stretch the leg muscles. Do this again but move the club to the left side to balance yourself and swing that leg back and forth. Do each side 20 times. Concentrate on maintaining good balance during these leg stretches.

4. For this exercise put a golf club behind your you just above your waist in the small of your back. Now bend slowly backwards with your upper body stretching out your lower back muscles. Do this slowly 5 to ten times to stretch the back muscles you will use during the golf swing.

5. For this stretch take 2 irons and grip them together and swing the clubs out in front of you parallel to the ground. After 15 of those swing both clubs together in your setup posture 15 times. The extra weight of swinging 2 clubs will loosen the muscles up for the entire swinging motion.

 

Now go to the driving range and hit a small bucket of balls. Start out with some short wedge shots and work your way through the driver. We are not concerned with hitting a bunch of balls here, or rebuilding our swing. We are just getting warmed up to play golf by involving all the golf muscles.

Now your ready to go out and have a fun round of golf!

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Ladies Golf – Many Ways to Learn

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Golf, Recreation and Sports |

As it is been for many years the largest growing segment of new players in the game of golf is ladies golf. Research from the PGA of America shows, avid female golfers plays 72 rounds of golf a year versus avid male golfers that play 74 rounds a year. Click to Read more about discount tee times

Ladies Golf Instruction –

Golf instruction for ladies comes in many different forms. Some ladies like to learn any one-on-one setting in a private golf lesson. Other ladies prefer to learn the game while attending a ladies group clinic or a women’s golf school. Many ladies prefer learning in a group and this seems to be less intimidating to them as it is just not them in the golf professional. Not all golf professionals are scary! They are there to help you.

Ladies Golf Equipment –

Although the slice no ladies golf equipment is still lacking it is getting better and better. Depending on your skill level, a regular ladies shaft may not weigh enough and maybe too flexible for you. At that point, you would have to look into some other options such as senior shafts. No matter your skill level, you will want to get club fitting for your new set. Again, depending on your skill level you may not need an entire set of clubs and you could save some money while enjoying swinging the clubs that you can hit well.

Ladies Golf Webinars –

A webinar is an easy cost-effective way for you to learn the game online. Ladies only sessions can cover multiple topics including fundamentals of the grip, stance and posture, backswing and forward swing. Webinars are also great tool for beginners as they can ask questions such as what is a typical dress code or other etiquette questions.

Ladies Golf Bags –

Ladies golf bags come in many colors and give you the ability to personalize your golf experience. There are basically two types of ladies golf bags. One being a stand bag and the other being a cart bag. The Stand bag can be used by those of you that like to walk and get some exercise. The ladies cart bag is as it sounds. Due to its weight, it is usually put on a golf car while the player rides during the round.

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Titleist Golf Balls – Info

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Golf, Recreation and Sports |

Without doubt titleist golf balls are the major brand name for golf balls. Performance and quality are their strongpoint’s and the number of professional golfers using titlest golf balls is quite high. Their consistent golf swings make the choice of golf ball and reliance on quality paramount.There is a strong company desire to provide professional and recreational golfers with the best most consistent golf ball products they can. Their ability to achieve this over time warrants their reputation.Extenside product investment of both effort and financial resources are undertaken by titleist in an endeavour to remain at the forefront of golf ball development. The results can be seen in their achievement of consistent quality and manufacturing tolerances of their consumer released products.

Every golfer is spoilt for choice at titleist. There is so much to choose from. The Pro V1x golf ball is a very popular choice. It features improved aerodynamics with a lower vertical flight but longer distance. It is a great choice for the harder hitters after increased distance, straight flight, whilst retaining a formidable stopping capacity on the greens.

All golfers will enjoy the latest titleist pro v1x golf ball out on the market. It has a softer polymer cover to enhance feel for players of varying skillets. It is a high performing ball with emphasis on distance and stopping prowessThe titleist pro v1 is another old favorite of golfers everywhere. It is a proven performer. The prov1 is a real sticker around the greens, and its late flight profile is for a much steeper descent. This is perfect for imparting as much control as possible back to the player. It has a slightly lower departure angle keeping it out of the wind longer. The pro v1 is a for highly skilled golfers where control and capability are of maximum concern

Aerodynamic flight tuning is a major development concern when making titlist golf balls. Boundary layer energy management and dimple design greatly affect golf ball dynamics. The titlist pro v1 has a 392 dimple pattern design enabling its characteristics. Golfers need not concern them self with these details as the bottom line becomes apparent when used in action on the golf course. Titlist golf balls have won a huge number of professional tournaments over the last 25 years or so. This speaks volumes for itself.

You will find a vast array of golf balls designed for different golf audiences. Titlist golf balls are certainly the most in demand. Unfortunately with demand comes price, and titlist golf balls are not cheap. The old adage “you get what you pay for” is alive and well. When you factor in the marketing, the design, the research, then you will quickly appreciate why. You will have to scour around to find suitable prices.

 

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Junior Golf – Different Ways to Learn the Game

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Golf, Recreation and Sports |

It goes without saying that junior golf is the future of our game. It really does not take a genius to figure that out. Here are multiple ways to get your child involved in this great game…

Junior Golf Lessons –

Would be time that the junior would spend one on one with a golf instructor. These lessons are beneficial to the children who really are interested in the game and are looking to excel. This time can be used to work on any aspect of the game and should include time out on the golf course as well.

Youth Golf Lessons –

Golf lessons for youth include the full swing, chipping, pitching, putting and golf course management. Although the fundamentals of golf are the same for an adult, depending on the age of the junior, how the message is delivered to these younger golfers must be kept very simple.

Kids Golf Instruction –

As great as the game of golf is, I have heard it said that golf is the largest Rubik’s cube that will never be figured out. With that being said how are beginner golfers supposed to learn how to play golf? Fortunately for kids, there are many ways to learn how to play golf and enjoy this game.

Children’s Golf Lessons –

Junior golf is the future of the game. If one is able to learn how to play golf as a child, many good life lessons are able to be learned.

Junior Golf Instruction –

If you do decide to take youth golf instruction the Golf Professional should concentrate mainly on short game, putting, chipping etc. The Golf Professional should show you as well as your junior many different games that you can play to keep it fun. In the meantime, the games will instill solid golf swing fundamentals which will help you and you’re junior to improve!

Youth Golf Instruction –

For youth, learning in a group is another way to learn how to play golf. Finding a beginner clinic will place you with other new golfers who are at the same skill level and can turn into your new playing partners.

Children’s Golf Instruction –

An individual lesson for children is the best way to get the most individual attention to their swing and will give the quickest results. When first learning how to play golf, I would suggest taking thirty minute lessons and not an hour lesson for children.

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