Training for 2020 Golf Season

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!

4 thoughts on “Training for 2020 Golf Season

  1. I told you about the ribbon in the net trick to help make sure you aim and hit the intended line already I think. Another trick for working off a mat that I wish I had learned when we had the net out back is to set something down behind the ball. Depending on what you use, keep it as close as you can so that when you swing, you have to clear it before hitting the ball. Since you’re indoors, I don’t think I’d use a tee like I do now when I’m on the range, but anything small that won’t deflect the ball if you hit it first should do the trick.


  2. Hi Jim,
    we start every day with a walk on the beach with our dog.Yesterday we had the family round, Kids, grand-kids, great grand-kids, topped up with five dogs.Hope you had a s much fun as we did.
    By the way, I tried the base-ball grip, no good for me.


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    • Pete,

      Awesome to have family around
      I hope your holiday season is full of fun and laughter.

      Not surprised the baseball grip did not work. You are considered an advance golfer and that grip is not fornyour skill. Thanks for letting me know.

      Cheers Jim


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