Sore Back and Hands From Golfing

The start of everything golf is going to happen in just a few days. After months of watching the snow pile up in my yard, moving the fluffy stuff and watching it slowly melt, it is time to start practice in earnest. Yup, spring has sprung and starting this weekend, it will be warm enough to practice outside without 4 or 5 layers of clothes. I am excited that the time has finally arrived to sharpen my skills. Unfortunately, my initial surge comes with the potential for injury, so I must take my time and stay focused on not ‘over doing my training’!

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How Active Are Your Legs In Your Golf Swing

The golf swing has so many moving components, that it is a challenge to determine which areas are dominant during our golf swing. I can say for sure that I do not use my lets as much as I should when hitting driver and that might be a challenge I can fix in my DIY golf net. This is not an ‘ah-ha’ moment, just one of the many aspects of my golf swing that I know needs attention. I am writing about my shortfall because I came across a video by Michelle Wie on this very topic and I thought that it was worth sharing.

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Golf Is Exercise!

I have often been told that golf is not really a sport because it is not active enough……says a person who has never swung a golf club. Regardless of your skill level, walking the golf course is great exercise and should not be discounted out of hand. Most courses I play are measured at an average of 6300 yards. That is a minimum of 6300 steps if I walk in a complete straight line. Of course, we know that never happens, so I walk a great deal more during every round. How about your?

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Eating Healthy = Great Golf

If only my title was that easy. Time is a critical factor in every golfers life. The effort to balance family, work, golf, and eating healthy (and about 100 other things that vie for your attention) is a monumental challenge sometimes. It is not that we do not want to eat properly, but when we juggle a million things on any given day, something has to give…..or does it? I believe that eating healthy 80% of the time is important to my golf game. The proper nutrition gives me the energy in the last four holes of my round to finish strong and stay focused. However, eating to fuel my game cannot happen once in a while, it is a conscious decision that does take time; in my opinion, I receive 10 times the benefits for every second I dedicate to eating healthy.

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It Is Like Trying To Twist A Pretzel

Golf is a sport that requires some flexibility. The range of movement encompasses over 360° in order to properly move the club head through various directions. I am sure we can debate the exact degree count, but for the aspect of this discussion today, I think you get the point. I akin the flexibility, or lack of, needed to the ability to twist a pretzel. Let me explain.

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