I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I sure did because I spent it with my loving family and our newest member – Windsor. He is a black lab mix that belongs to our daughter. He sure brings energy and joy to our home. With Christmas day over it is time to get back into our routine and that means my training for 2020 has started.
The benefit of Windsor visiting is that we walk twice a day for 30 minutes. It is an adventure each time out, but one that my wife and I love. This minor aerobic exercises is a perfect start to my every increasing training program.
In addition to the walk, I stretched for 20 minutes. This minor movement definitely demonstrated that my hips and lower back need plenty of work. Additionally, my shoulders were tight and as such I was unable to make a full swing. All of these challenges will change as continue to expand my training to a full body workout.
Lastly, I used my orange whip and orange peel. It was interesting to use both and I am still experimenting with them. I am finding, after a couple of uses, that the orange peel is centering my weight during my swing and reduces my slight sway. Again, it is way to early to make any changes or adjustments. For now, I am enjoying working on my swing with these training aids.
My approach to training is slow. I have found in the past that if I dive in too quickly, I end up hurting myself or becoming so sore that I do not want to continue. Not this year, I am approaching things with some logic and focused effort. It is going to be awesome.
I hope you are having a great holiday and for those planning to start your golf training plan for 2020; good luck!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!