Top of the Mountain: The Masters, Augusta, GA
If you're a stockbroker, the center of the world is New York. If you are a commodities trader, it's Chicago.
But if you're a golfer, the center of the world is? a little further south.
"You actually feel it when you step onto the course" says Brian Montgomery, who has been to every Masters for the last decade. "It's like being in an art museum or a history museum-and if you really live for golf, this isn't just church, it's St. Peters Cathedral on Christmas Eve."
For as those who have walked the course will tell you, there is no place like Augusta.
"It's pristine, not like other tournaments, no paper, no advertising, just green everywhere and So perfect. I mean, you see it on TV, and you think, I could do that, then you see the course and you think: "...
GPS Golf Balls Are Almost Here
As GPS technology gets better and better and smaller and smaller it will be able to be used for many things? For instance at the World Series a baseball hit into the third level will be able to be recorded by GPS as to exactly how far it was hit and it's trajectory to formulate where it would have actually landed had the stadium been flat. Thus we will be able to tell who was the greatest homerun power house of all times, perhaps even who is on steroids based on their body mass, speed of pitch, GPS data and 'haptics' (body movement and form). Wouldn't it be cool to be watching the World Series on TV and instant information about a homerun appearing on the bottom of the screen? Sounds like a whole new potential betting arena, not only how many homeruns a person will hit, but exactly how far they will hit them?...
Golf Gifts: For the Experienced Golfer
Whether it be Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Christmas, birthday, or any other gift giving occassion, a golf gift for an experienced player is a sure winner, if it's the RIGHT gift.
Let me start by saying that experienced golfers and novice golfers are two entirely different players with different wants and needs when it comes to their golf games. The experienced golfer has been playing for quit some time and probably has developed personal preferences in the types of balls, clubs and equipment he or she uses while playing.
Golf balls are always a welcome gift, provided they are the right brand and type. Many experienced golfers are as selective with their golf balls as they are with their clubs....
Shoulder Stretches for Golf
Performing shoulder exercises and stretches are important to ensuring that you have a good swing. Stretching the rotator cuff muscles, those found in your shoulders that allow you to move your shoulder in a circular motion, increases flexibility and ensures a more natural and fluid golf swing.
Rotator cuff stretch: This movement is designed to stretch out the rotator cuff muscles. Hold the club in the middle of the shaft with one arm extended straight out. Rotate the club to the right and then to the left. When complete, switch to the other arm and repeat the stretch.
Shoulder towel stretch: This movement is designed to stretch the muscles in your shoulders. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder width apart....
Getting to the Core of the Problem with Your Golf Game
How do you fix it? Well, there's no magic core strength pill or patch. It takes some good, old-fashioned flexibility training and exercise. Now, I'm not talking about hitting the gym every day of the week and pumping iron like some of those puffed up body builders. This is simple stuff you can do right in your home or office; just minutes a day, maybe 15 to 20 minutes, that's it.
I already do my sit-ups every day!
Different types of core exercises exist. Many of you are probably familiar with exercises such as the sit-up, which is an exercise that can be used to train the core. If you have read any of our other articles, read our manual Your Body and Your Swing or watched the DVD, you are well aware of what the word core means and its relation to the golf swing....
Improve Your Golf Swing Fundamentals And Watch Your Game Transform
Most golfers are aware that by focusing on the golf swing fundamentals, one by one, they stand the best chance of dramatically improving their game. This is because the golf swing fundamentals make up the golf swing which is at the heart of the game of golf.
Golf swing fundamentals are to be found in the three segments of a proper golf swing which are the backswing, the downswing and thirdly the impact and follow through.
The backswing is one of the important golf swing fundamentals because every shot begins here. If the backswing falls short, so will the resulting hit. At this stage, focus should be placed equally on body rotation and club and arm extension.
Moving to the downswing as another golf swing fundamental, this movement actually starts in the legs and the hips, rather than the arm....
5 Golf Fitness Tips That Work
If you have turned on the television to watch any golf tournament over the last couple of years, you obviously already know the strong role that fitness plays in improving your golf game. When you engage in a regular fitness routine, you're preparing your body for improved performance by building a lean, strong, fit physique capable of more control and consistency with your clubs. Being fit enables your golf skills to shine through, and is generally reflected in a lower handicap.
Give up your old gym routine.
Improve your muscle strength.
You want your muscle strength to be the same on both sides of your body to create a fluid, powerful swing. You should particularly focus on back and shoulder strength where strength discrepancies can come into play....
Golf Stretching Exercises Have A Direct Impact On Your Drives
Golf stretching exercises have been known to have such a huge impact on the golf swing that their popularity amongst golfers has spread like wild fire in recent years.
Yet in some cases the golf stretching routines have not been gotten from a real golf-specific exercise expert. While it is true that any stretching exercise and strength exercise will usually result in dramatic changes in a persons' golf game, getting the real thing from golf experts will usually have an even more excellent result.
What's more getting a wide range of golf stretching routines from a real expert will mean that you will also have access to several exercises that can be done in the comfort of your office when you have a moment to spare....
Understanding The Rotary Nature of The Golf Swing
The golf swing is really a rotary movement in nature. Actually part of the real secret behind the perfect golf swing has to do with a golfer understanding the rotary motions in the golf swing and being able to perfect and master them.
This is of course easier said than done. In the past many golfers have had to struggle for decades trying to get their golf swing right with poor results at best. Most hardly ever achieved a good consistent golf swing, let alone getting to understand the key rotary movements in the golf swing motion.
The perfect rotary golf swing really involves limiting the amount of horizontal and vertical body movements so that the entire rotary golf swing movement involves swinging your entire body around your spine....
Golf Fitness Evaluation Is The First Step Towards Improving Your Game
Golf fitness evaluation can be an invaluable tool in helping any golfer to assess where they currently stand and thus help them reach a decision of what they can do to improve.
It is now an accepted fact amongst golf experts that an improvement in golf fitness almost always means an amazing improvement in the quality and standard of play by any golfer, whether in the junior level or a senior citizen, and irrespective of whether they are male or female.
In the old days it was rare for golfers to think of anything like golf fitness evaluation. In fact the word "exercise" could have been classified as a dirty word in golf.
In those days golf was considered a gentleman's game where most played an almost entire game while hardly breaking into a sweat....
Golf Humor Examines Golf Emotions:- Are We Just A Bunch Of Cry Babies?
Let's examine an aspect of the game that I find par-ticularly fascinating:- The strong emotions associatedwith this game of golf.
Before I started becoming a fan of this game, I alwayswondered how a game that looked so bland----and at timesdown right comatose-----that seemed to take boredom to a whole new level------could possibly have Any emotional appeal.
DID THIS GAME ACTUALLY HAVE A PULSE?!
I mean-------what could be simpler? PUT THE BALL IN THE HOLE, RIGHT?
How could that POSSIBLY produce such strong emotions (both on the green and off).
I see now that it's NOT just about competing to be the bestagainst others, and to better your own game.
But that the game APPEARS to be so deceptively simple....
Your Golf Swing Is Good Enough
If you watch the Golf Channel or read any of the magazines and books on golf, it will be very hard for you to miss the basic theme that "There is a perfect swing and you will do the most for your game by trying to get it". Even when you watch a tournament on TV, you see the commentators participate in this conspiracy by showing us frame-by-frame analysis of the pro and critiquing his/her every move. Now, maybe we can give the TV guys a break because they are just trying for some entertainment value and let's face it, most of us are interested in the details of the swing because we've been brainwashed by years of this theme.
For many years, I too was a "swing zombie" in my quest to improve my golf game....
Senior Golfers Can Still Play Great Golf. Do You Want To Know How?
If you're a senior golfer? don't give up and don't give into the perception that's it's all downhill from here.
You have a lot of GREAT golf years ahead of you, but you need to take a different approach to your golf improvement.
The approach I'm going to talk about will quickly and dramatically transform your game; and you can do this all right in your own home in less than 30 minutes.
No more teasing? this secret approach is your BODY!
Yes? it's that simple!
Do you ever go on the course and start playing only to feel like you can't make a full backswing?
How about your distance? Have you lost yards off your drives the last few years? And lastly, how about aches and pains? Does your back, shoulders, hips or even wrists hurt when you play or afterwards?...
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