Fitness Components For Golf
The fitness components for golf are a select few, but they are critical to a golfers success. The golf swing is a physically demanding movement on the human body. It involves coordination, balance, stability, muscular strength and endurance, and dynamic sequence of motion just to name a few.
Do you think a body that is physically broken can accomplish a mechanically sound repeatable swing?
Tip: If you can believe it, by playing miniature golf can help improve your golfing on a regular course. By practicing on the putting obstacles, your short game is tremendously improved.
Based on the physical requirements of a mechanically good golf swing…NO way! It is a physical impossibility to have a repeatable swing for 18 holes unless…you’ve implemented the fitness components for golf within a consistent program.
Tip: You should tighten your grip on the club to be able to hit the fade shot. Most people don’t even bother to study proper club gripping technique.
When you isolate your golf swing muscles…stretch and strengthen them…and improve the efficiency of sequencing your motions throughout the swing…you will no doubt be a massively improved golfer for the long term.
Isn’t that what you’re really looking for?
Tip: If you consistently see your golf shots go right, you’re probably sliding your body left in the middle of your swing. Focus on releasing your hands quickly during the downswing.
I’m sure you don’t expect to be a single digit golfer if you’re currently a 20 handicap. But wouldn’t it be nice to shoot in the low 80’s once in a while? How about consistently? It’s a reality if you take the fitness approach for golf.
Tip: When standing over the ball, make sure you take a nice deep breath. This will eliminate stress and help you concentrate on hitting the ball.
For most of you in the U.S. it’s winter time. There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to start implementing the fitness components for golf into your routine. You’ve got the extra time…and you DO want to play better next spring right?
Then get to it!
Tip: You’ll have to be able to tell the difference between the golf clubs if you want to be a good golfer. You can send the ball where you need to if you know when you need woods, wedges, irons or putters.
If I seem to be yelling…I AM! I really want you to listen to what I’m saying and apply it. Don’t be overwhelmed…I’m here in the flesh to help you in any way I can.
It’s my lifelong passion to educate golfers on the importance of the machine (body) in optimal golf performance.
Work on the “machine” and your game will skyrocket!
Tip: When buying used golf clubs, carefully examine the club head. If there is a shiny, worn spot on the club, it means it’s been used too much.
I played with a gentleman the other day that had every limitation in the book. And guess what? He could barely get the ball airborne. He was SO frustrated and embarrassed. I took him aside and gave him a little pep talk.
We only had a few holes left and I told him to RELAX and let his muscles do the work…with no thought at all.
Tip: Grip your golf club in a neutral fashion. If your shots tend to veer off on the right, you might be holding your club too tightly.
I’m not kidding you…he parred the next hole (his first par of the day). Bogeyed the next (but he was still happy). And parred the very last hole! It was like night and day.
Tip: If you are playing golf with strangers, take a few minutes to get to know them before you tee off. Golf is a game that is social, so you will be investing quite a few hours with the others you choose to go with.
He had SO much tension in his swing…he had no chance to created any torque and power. I gave him my card after the round…an low and behold…he went home and bought ALL my golf fitness dvds AND my manual.
I personally called him and spent another 30 minutes on the phone with him.
He is now on his way to implementing the fitness components for golf into his “daily” life.
I tell you this story to give you hope!
Don’t give up!
It’s not too late!
Hang in there and work on your machine. Trust me on this. It’s critical you pay attention to the fitness components for golf.