The northern Canada golf season was off to a fantastic start! The sun was hot, the courses open and the excitement of playing over the top. Then suddenly, the weather turned cold…..again! For me to say it is cold means it has really turned cold. Additionally, it is wet and very windy. This combination only leads me to believe that Mother Nature has a very sick sense of humor!
Not to dwell on the roller coaster ride of emotions caused by the unpredictable weather, I choose to focus on preparing for what comes next for my game. There are many things to work on, but one thing I can consistently do to ensure future success on the course is to remain active.
For me, this means exercising, stretching, and strength training. This activity is core to my golf game. As I carried my clubs for my first three rounds, I realized that I am not is a good of physical shape as I hoped, but I was still able to carry my clubs without any real challenges. Where I noticed a little more exertion than normal is climbing up hills. Puffing at the top is expected, but my recovery time was a bit longer than normal.
I am not worried about being a bit out of shape because the many rounds of golf in my future will only make things better. This year, however, I plan to continue to exercise in addition to playing golf. There is no logical reason why I should slow down my training regime (as I have in the past) and this year it is time to stay focused on conditioning all year-long.
It is challenging sometimes to carve out the time to train in addition to all my other activities, but I guess that means prioritizing my time a bit better! I am okay with this and look forward to being healthier and shooting lower golf scores! How about you, do you play golf and train at the same time? Do you reduce your training time the more you play golf?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!