Here is a fun drill from Dan Martin, PGA.
Doing exercises to help your golf game is a great way to warm up. Stretching will help your muscles loosen up. All golfers need to have some sort for routine to keep themselves limber before they start a round. It is always interesting to learn more about golf exercises. Here is a good article from Golf Digest. Please click on the picture for the information. Hope you enjoy reading the golf information.
It is usually a good idea to establish a healthy routine before a round of golf. Eating a nourishing breakfast is a good way to start the day. For examle, granola, peanut butter, honey and fruit will gives you energy. I have played with friends who told me that they did not eat breakfast. Stretching is very important and keeps your muscles loose. Here is an article from about.com/golf regarding healthy ways to play better golf. Please click on the picture to read the article; it is very interesting and helpful.
When a golfer is addressing the golf ball, it is very easy to get into a habit/pattern to slump over the ball. You may feel yourself reaching and pulling to hit the ball. It is far better to keep the back straight, than to bend it. Please click on the picture to read the article from Golf Digest, explaining to stand tall while addressing the golf ball.
When I play golf, I put “BB” on each golf ball. It is very easy to forget which ball is yours and seeing your initials on the ball gives you great confidence. People have hit my balls and did so unintentionally. Some golfers put a dot and some put an “x”. It is very easy to find your ball if it has your initials on it. My friends have picked up balls that have “BB” on them and were excited to give them to me. Not many people can reuse this type of golf ball.
My grandson plays golf with his Dad, Uncles and Grandfather and sometimes, me. Anyway, a week or so ago, my grandson sent me an email and attached this picture. This is what the email said, “A few days ago, I was playing golf at Bridge Mill on Hole #1, and look at the ball I found…..In plain old black sharpie are the letters: ”BB”. That was a cute email, and I laughed and enjoyed the joke. Golf is a great family game that adds closeness and fun to any family.
When a golfer is close to the green, a good pitch shot is crucial to getting close to the hole. Sometimes, your shot can be hit too hard and fly over the green and even worse, fly into a sand trap. The opposite of a shot hit too hard, is a shot hit to softly. That shot can go a couple of feet in front of you. I have hit both of these shots; too softly and too hard. Occasionally, I hit the shot that takes the ball up on the green. Here is a good video from Sports Illustrated explaining the pitch shot. Please click on the picture for the instruction.
A golfer might be playing golf and need to stop quickly for a meal. When I am playing golf need to get some food, I generally purchase a chicken salad wrap. Eating a lot of food during a round is not very healthy, but eating a snack is essential to playing well. Skipping lunch is not a good idea and might make a golfer sick. Here is an article from Golf Digest explaining the 10 worst things to eat during a round. Please click on the picture for the interesting article.
Chip shots could be so easy, if only everything works together correctly. I use my pitching wedge, and sometimes I swing and the ball just flies up in the air. Unfortunately, on more occasions than not, I swing, hit the ball and it is nothing short of a “worm burner”. I try hard to keep my head down, feet totally balanced and arms away from my body. I never know when I will be successful or not when I try to chip up to the green. Please click on the picture to see the instruction on “Successful Chip Shots” from golf tips magazine.
When a golfer starts a round of golf, it is very important to stretch muscles
before the first tee. Injuries can occur if a warm up has not been taken. Here
is a video from about.com/golf regarding stretches. This is a great tip to keep
you limber and at relaxed. The stretching could, perhaps, prevent a pulled muscle
Golf swings begin by instruction from someone.
It is interesting to see the different ways that golfers
establish their swing. I have tried to emulate a golfer,
and that golfer just happens to be my husband, Joe.
I think he has a great swing. There is much to think about
before swinging a golf club. Please watch the video to see unique
golf swings from great golfers.
In any sport, there is a chance that the body can get hurt.
It is very wise to prepare your body for any strenuous
exercise. Merely, stretching muscles can keep you from over
extending. Without proper warmups, the body can
develop tremendous great pain.
Golf is a physical game and it is important to keep
your body warmed up and flexible so there are
no injuries. Here is a good article from Mayo Clinic
on how to “Play it Safe” while playing golf. Please click
on the picture for the information.
Putting the ball can be very frustrating.
It is not easy to get in the correct rhythm while putting.
Some golfers are mainly looking at the slope
of the green and watching for any break that might
deter the ball from going in the hole.
Here is a short video that may help your concentration.
The instructor gives an example that is a good routine.
Please click on the picture to watch the instruction.
I met Arnold Palmer 2 times. The first time was at the Atlanta Golf Classic, very many years ago. The second time was at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, also, very many years ago. He was just so kind and friendly, and not arrogant or big headed. He was always smiling and saying nice things to people. He had great charisma and attracted people everywhere he went. My husband told me that Arnie was one of the reasons that golf is great today.
I am proud to say that I was once one of the members of “Arnie’s Army”. My husband and I followed him around at the tournaments that he played in Atlanta and Augusta. I couldn’t really see him, but was excited just to be a part of his army. He always acknowledged the crowd and would smile at everyone. I don’t think he would remember me, but I will never forget him. He had a birthday on September 10 and is 83 years young. Go Arnie….You’ll always be a hero to me.
Good posture is important when hitting your golf ball. I have friends who lean over too much and friends who stand up too straight. Not too straight and not too bent is the ideal position for striking the ball. Your hands need to feel comfortable on the club. Here is a video from Pure Point Golf that is interesting. Click on the picture for the instructional video.
When a golfer is set up to tee off and the ball falls off
the tee, it is not easy to determine whether that is called
a stroke or not. It might look like the ball was hit, but
if there was not swing, then probably, there is no
stroke. Please click on the picture to read an article
The ladies in our club have 2 sets of tees from which to choose. We used to have the red tees, but now
they are the silver tees. These are the ladies’s tees and we tee off from this set. We now have the green
tees, which are the front tees. They are for anyone who might need to have an advantage. Anyone can
play from either tees, but you must stay with the certain tees throughout your round. Here is an article
from about.com/golf on which tees to use.
Rotating your body in a golf swing is very important. It
is not easy to remember what position your hands should
be. Here is a short video from golf.com, featuring
Krista Dunton, explaining that the proper rotation will
give you straighter shots. Please click on the picture
to see the instructional video.