I find that routine is a cornerstone of great golf. It allows players to rely on a consistent approach to ensure they are performing their mechanics in a similar manner for all golf shots. This routine is important on and off the course because routine helps prepare our game prior to the first hit. In the off-season, I have to develop a routine to improve my mental and physical health. It generally starts on January first, however this year I have another influence that is forcing me to step outside my normal routine and develop a new one. I am wondering if this is a good thing or bad!Continue reading
As I sit looking out my front window watching the snow gently fall to the ground, I cannot not help wonder about the future of my golf game. I muse about the time I have to improve my physical health and wonder if I will ever reach my goal as a scratch golfer. It really is a restive time and I enjoy being reflective. However, 6 months is a long time to wait before the golf courses in the area open!Continue reading
I continue to chip and putt every day in preparation for spring. We are just a few weeks away, but I am always willing to try new things before the ranges open. Kevin, a constant supporter of The Grateful Golfer, pointed out a video about setting the club first before aligning our body when making a golf shot. I admit that I have done this in the past, but seem to have gotten away from the habit. It might be time to revisit this approach. Additionally, the video offered some other excellent tips that I thought are worth sharing. Take a look!Continue reading
Any golfer will tell you that their worst nightmare is injuring ourselves playing golf. Over the years, I have had my share. It is sometimes was unavoidable and others by pure accident. Regardless of how I was injured, each it had a negative affect on my golf game. Trying to avoid injury during my off season is always a must, but sometimes my ego gets ahead of itself. Continue reading
Over the years, fitness was discussed multiple times at The Grateful Golfer. It is an extremely important part of being a successful golfer, not to mention a healthy lifestyle. Normally, I am an active person, but when the snow starts to fly, it becomes difficult to maintain an active lifestyle.
I am not an expert, nor do have the knowledge to guide anyone who wants to train for a great golf swing. I only know what works for me and what I need to do to be successful on and off the golf course. Do you know what fitness components are important to your golf swing? Continue reading