Settling In For A Long Winter’s Nap

As I write this article, I can feel my game settling in for a long winter’s nap. I have reached a point in my golf season where my clubs scream to be put a way because it is too cold and wet to have fun on the course. Unlike my friends to the south, golfers in the northern climes weigh the cool wet (actually the cold wet) playing conditions benefits. In my case, staying home and preparing for winter is a better use of my time. I realize that as a grateful golfer my waving the white flag to end my golf season is strange, but playing golf where my layers of clothing number higher than my score…..then it is time to call it a season!

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Golf PSA: Stay Hydrated On The Golf Course

My PSA might sound like a no-brainer, yet as my season is beginning it is important to remember to say protected on the golf course. Hydration is a critical health requirement when playing golf and it is easy to overlook carrying water when playing. Personally, I always carry one litre of water as a minimum because I have felt the affects of dehydration on the golf course and it is not fun. Ensuring we are physically ready for playing golf in the heat will transfer to lower golf scores most of the time.

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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 Fitness And Lower Golf Scores

Fitness is the key to fantastic golf. Of course everyone is noticing Bryson Dechambeau because of his dramatic increase in physical strength resulting in booming drives. However, most players do not have the the time, money or desire to change that dramatically. Most players, in my opinion, want to be physically fit to enjoy golf and more importantly all the other activities which makes life fulfilling. Personally, I fit into the last category.

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Influences on Your Golf Routine

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!

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