Resort Golf Can Vastly Improve Your Game
There is more to a golf vacation than spending your day on the golf course and driving range. The golf course may be the main attraction for various golf resorts around the country, however many also offer fitness centers, spas, and healthy cuisine. The availability of onsite fitness resources, such as workout equipment and aerobics classes, has become common. Pleasurable amenities including spas and healthy menu options have brought depth to the golf vacation experience.
How To Unleash The Power Of Your Core
The golf swing relies upon core strength, endurance and proper engagement in seeking elements of stabilization, control and coordination. Core conditioning is very important for a golfer because all movements in your entire body stem from the strength in this area. Wherever you find a weak core, you find a major source of energy leaks in the golf swing.
Annika Sorenstam- The Legendary Female Golfer
Even those not normally interested in golf, usually recognize the name Annika Sorenstam. Her acclaimed position in golf has come to Annika for many reasons?skill, persistence, determination, fortitude, and more. Another highly discussed reason for Annika?s success is her dedication to fitness and conditioning.
How To Play Better Golf
High handicappers, low handicappers and even the pros consistently have the goal of playing better golf. The methods often touted to arrive at the target of better golf are as varied as those attempting to achieve it. There are videos, trainers, golf practice tools and hundred of other solutions available all proclaiming you?ll play better golf.
Golf Exercises - Improving Fitness for Power and Consistency
Perhaps one of the biggest changes in the golf world today is the increased emphasis on fitness for golf. Tour professionals and amateurs alike are practicing regular fitness routines specifically targeted for golf. The results are more powerful and stable golf swings. Needless to say, the scores are going lower.
Golf Nutrition On And Off The Course
For best competition performance on the golf course, maintaining proper nutrition is very important. There?s no one specific food or diet that will fit every golfer?s needs. A golfer?s nutrition plan should be individualized to meet the needs of training and competition or recreational play. Since carbohydrates are the primary fuel for performance related activities, they should be the primary consideration of a golfer?s diet.
Golf Stretches Reduce Risk Of Injury And Improve Your Game
Most amateur golfers don?t give enough attention to performing regular golf stretches both on and off the course. Range of motion of the trunk and upper extremities are key to a successful golf swing. Decreased flexibility predisposes us to injury and reduced performance. Fortunately, there are stretches designed to keep the muscles used in golf lengthened and flexible. A major component of achieving an acceptable level of flexibility is to perform these stretches on a regular basis.
Golf Training Uses Flexibility, Strength, And Power
When it comes to fitness training for your golf game which is most important: flexibility, strength, or power? Flexibility advocates stress the importance of being able to swing a club through a full range of motion completely uninhibited of physical restrictions. Strength training advocates claim that building muscle will enable you to hit your drive farther. Power training supporters assert that developing and utilizing power based exercises can benefit drives and fairway shots. Who should you believe? Does flexibility play a greater role in your golf game? Or should you make strength training the base of your exercise program?
Core Strength For Golf
When someone talks about core strength, they're referring to the strength of the muscles that go deep within the abs and back attaching to the spine or pelvis. A few of these muscles are the tranversus abdominis(TVA), the muscles of the pelvic floor, the lats and the obliques. The core muscles are the origination point for stability and movement on the golf swing. Stronger core muscles convert to better balance and a more powerful swing. Strength in the core muscles can also prevent injuries to the hips and back.
Strength Training For Junior Golf
Much debate has occurred about kids and strength training. There?s been concern about growth plate damage. There?s been discussion of whether it increases their likelihood of future success or simply places them at increased stress both physically and mentally. Here?s a few notes on the correct way to have a junior golfer build a strong, healthy body. First there are definite differences between adolescent boys and adolescent girls with respect to strength and strength production. In boys, absolute muscular strength (the greatest amount of force an individual can produce) grows consistently between the ages of 7 ? 19. In girls, strength gains are incurred on a consistent level until about the age of 15, when a period of stagnation occurs and strength gains plateau, and in fact begins to fall. By the end of the pubescent ages, boys are roughly 50% stronger than girls.
Preparing Your Body For Golf While You Travel
We all know the temptations of traveling? grabbing a slice of pizza while running to your gate at the airport, an elaborate steak dinner with a client, and being so tired at day?s end that all you want to do is fall into bed. Traveling can often create havoc on regular exercise and golf conditioning. Fitness and good nutrition while on the road can help keep you on top of your game. With a bit of planning and creative strategy you can help keep your body ready to hit the golf course.
Teenagers Top The Leader Board At The Womens US Open
Determination, poise, focus and talent were abundant, as teens topped the leader board at the 2005 Women?s US Open. Younger players at the 2005 US Women?s Open gained much more than experience. They definitely made their impact as the future leaders in womens golf Michelle Wie (15), Morgan Pressel (17), Paula Creamer (18) and Brittany Lang (19) were among some of the teens competing on the course at Cherry Hills Village, CO for the coveted title of Women?s US Open champion. All three finished in the top 25 Pressel tied for the #2 spot with Brittany Lang, Creamer 19th, and Wie finished tied for the 23rd spot.
Women?s Golf And Exercise
While golf is long overdue to benefit from the application of fitness, thanks to women like Annika Sorenstam, women are now realizing strength training and flexibility conditioning aren?t just for men. The benefits on the golf course are well worth the effort of sticking to a regular golf fitness regime.
Creating A Golf Fitness Program
For the average golfer embarking on a total golf fitness program may sound a little overwhelming. Fitting the program into your schedule on a regular basis may seem like something for which you simply don?t have the time. However, it?s not as hard to accomplish as you may be thinking. The benefits will apply not only to better golf, but to increased fitness and stamina in other areas of your life as well. The time spent can be a great investment in yourself both on and off the course.
Getting To The Core Of Your Golf Swing
At some point, almost all of us struggle with efforts to improve our golf game. Many will try videos, books, hours with a teaching pro, the newest club, and swing after swing to no avail. While there?s some improvement, it?s just not what you?d anticipated. What could be the problem?
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