Health, Fitness, and Golf

Do you know the common denominator that drives success in the areas of health, fitness, and golf? It is a constant and interrelated quantity that affects how well we improve in these and many other areas of our lives. Of course the simple answer is time! There is only a limited supply of it and depending on where you spend it, will depend on how successful we are in all aspects of our lives.

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The Importance of Fitness for the Senior Golfer

After turning 57 just before Christmas, I continue to be reminded of how important fitness is life. Remaining active is paramount for my good health moving forward. I have to admit that it is more challenging as I age to remain active and my mind is always saying yes, but my body sometimes rebels at the idea of moving around. I guess this is a fact of life as we age, however, if I want to continue golfing (and other things) for the next 25 years, the now is the time to set the foundation of a strong, healthy, active lifestyle. Continue reading

Going for Scratch

Well my first steps towards being a scratch golfer have been very successful.  While I am still working out the details as to my fitness schedule, I have hit the gym three times in two days and oh yeah I am very sore.  This is typical when starting a new fitness program and I am not concerned that I am having a hard time getting out of a chair.

Regardless, through the years I have realized there is always one thing that is truly important to the success of reaching a goal.  Some will say organization, others support, and still others a solid plan.  Although these things are important, they are not the most important aspects to my success.

For me it is accountability.  I create an excel spread sheet, write down each activity accomplished and continually adjust my plan to keep improving.  Also, I talk about my goals with my wife and friends.  Lastly, I measure my fitness success by recording my slow increase in the amount of weights lifted.

This year, I am adding something new.  I am going to keep a running total on my successes and how I carry out my goals.  This new step will provide that extra incentive required to be successful.

This year is going to be a great journey.  I am looking forward to all the challenges and enjoyment of reaching my goals.  As my trek to being a better golfer unfolds, do not hesitate to offer suggestions and hints to help me along the way.

I am a grateful golfer!  See you on the links!