Perform Better Golf Right In Your Home
To perform better golf, you need to take a different approach. I have seen and heard time after time how much money golfers will spend in hopes to perform better golf. But according to statistics, the average USGA Handicap hasn’t gone down in over 30 years!
Tip: If you know some good golfers, play with them on a regular basis and observe their swings closely. You can learn a lot from a fellow golfer.
I have researched the golf improvement market for over a decade now and am very disappointed. There are major companies who are making a TON of money off desperate golfers.
Tip: It is important to maintain a steady pace during games. Those playing with you and behind you will soon become annoyed with your slow gameplay and endless delays.
The approach that has proven successful for the past 5 years (with my clients) is the ‘physical approach’ to perform better golf. What I mean by this is working on your physical limitations to perform better golf.
Tip: A good grip is essential to a proper golf club swing. The different ways you can hit the ball is all determined by the way you grip your club.
By training your BODY, not buying more equipment or taking more lessons you will play better. It is your BODY that plays the game, so focus on it and the sky is the limit.
Tip: Stretch before you step on the green and keep water handy. Keeping your body fit will allow you to get the most out of your ability.
I have said this many times before. I want you to think of yourself as an athlete. You probably were one at some point in your life. Did you ever do a workout for that sport you participated in? I’ll be the answer is yes.
Tip: One of the first things you need to learn about golf is proper club grip. Quite a few people correlate a hard grip with being able to hit a ball further.
Well now your sport is golf. And to perform better golf means training specific to golf. Not going into a gym and plopping down on a machine. Not working out like a body builder. But doing exercises that are very similar to your golf swing with resistance.
Tip: Arm strength and flexibility are key to a powerful golf swing. Workout, stretch, relax, and get massages whenever you are able.
I want you to do exercises that will have an immediate impact on your game. That will give you the quickest return on your time and money investment. Doesn’t that sound like a winner?
Tip: Have a neutral grip for your club. You shots will lean to the right if you grasp you golf club too tightly.
There are some golf fitness dvds that have come on the market lately. I’ve reviewed them all. Some are okay, and some are not user-friendly at all. You want to get a golf fitness dvd that is “plug-and-play”. What I mean is…put it in the dvd player and the golf fitness expert takes you through the entire workout. From start to finish.
Tip: As you putt, you should strive to keep your left hand in front of the ball. Putt the ball, keeping your hands steadily in this position as you follow through.
This is the most effective way to know you are doing the entire workout correctly and at the right pace. So many of the dvds now don’t do this. They show you the exercises, but in no particular order or pace.
Tip: Don’t bother renting yourself a golf cart, walk instead! Golfers who walk significantly increase their physical exertion and, therefore, the health benefits they enjoy from golfing. Walking can help keep your muscles warm and loose.
To perform better golf you need to take this approach. If you aren’t a believer yet, just ask yourself if your game has improved in the last 6 months. Be honest. Has it? If not, what are you currently doing that you need to change?
I hope this article has brought to your attention the importance of golf fitness in your pursuit to perform better golf!