Why A Modern Golf Training System Is So Effective

 
Gone are the days when a golf training system mainly involved going over to the course and practicing your swing. This was hardly effective and for many unprepared golfers in poor physical condition often led to injury. These days golf training systems have become more sophisticated and the key objective is to get results. Modern golf training systems usually involve golf-specific exercises designed to strengthen muscles that are used in the game. Modern golf training systems also incorporate the use of exercise machines and equipment. The most effective of this seek to strengthen particular muscles and parts of the body that are critical to golf. Stretching exercises are also important in any good golf training system....
 

A Lower Body Golf Swing Can Generate Maximum Power

 
The perfect lower body golf swing involves the legs to a very large extent and it is therefore true to say that exercise that conditions these parts of the body will have a positive impact on the quality of the golf swing. This truth is obvious when you take a closer look at the golf swing. During the backswing, the feet, knee and hamstring muscles are extremely important. The rest of the golf swing movement will usually require a lot of participation of the hip and lower back. Thus no good golf exercise program designed to improve the golf swing will avoid the lower back. In fact some golfers are puzzled at first when they see some of the golf specific exercises which concentrate on the hamstring and lower parts of the body....
 

The Biomechanics Of A Golf Swing Can Teach You Plenty

 
The biomechanics of the golf swing can be very revealing about the game of golf and specifically the scientific difference between amateurs and professionals, winners and losers. But what is biomechanics? Biomechanics or Motion Capture Technology (MOCAP) is the mechanical analysis of body motion. Studying and understanding the physics of a golf swing by analyzing the biomechanics of the golf swing can be very revealing. This is usually achieved with the help of high speed video technology. The twisting golf swing produces torque on the golf club. The greatest determinant on how far you will hit the ball lies in the speed at which the club will be moving at, as it connects with the ball at the bottom of your swing....
 

Myrtle Beach Golf Packages - What to Know Before You Go

 
There is a lot of money in the Myrtle Beach golf package market. Unfortunately, like any other opportunity, this can bring out scam artists and bad business practices. Don't get stuck with hidden charges on your golf packages. Myrtle Beach discount golf package resellers don't always have your best interest in mind. Here are five things to be aware of before booking your next golf package to Myrtle Beach. The first two items come in the form of hidden fees. Myrtle Beach is getting a bad reputation among visiting golfers because of these hidden fees and surcharges. This was one of the biggest complaints noted in a recent local newspaper's article. 2) Course Surcharges - Many golf packages allow golfers to "...
 

Golf the Real Thing

 
The grass is always greener on the other side. Not as green as I felt on the inside the day I decided to check out this golf lark. I could never get my head around why all the excitement and fuss at the sheer mention of the word golf. Off to the local driving range I did go, selected myself a golf club and purchased a token for fifty golf balls. Maybe if I had more knowledge on the game, I would have realized the importance of choosing the right size golf club. Inserting my token into the slot to collect the golf balls. What a nightmare. Well? no one told me to place a basket underneath the shoot. Those balls came flooding out like Niagra falls. I hasten to add these balls did not roll they bounced....
 

Why A Consistent Professional Golf Swing Is So Elusive

 
It is the dream and deep desire of every golfer to be able to consistently execute a professional golf swing every time they play almost at will. Indeed many spend a lot of time practicing hours on end to perfect their professional golf swing. Still, success remains elusive despite the hours spent in practice and maybe even in coaching sessions as well. Yet there is no doubt that a professional golf swing is at the heart of the game and it is not possible to expect to play a reasonably good game of golf if one is not able to produce a consistent and good professional golf swing. Golfers like Tiger Woods have been the subject of studies that show that their professional golf swing not only produces much longer drives but is consistent....
 

Left Handed Golf Tips

 
Where do you find left handed golf tips? You find right handed golf tips in every golf magazine available but it is nearly impossible to flip the instructions around to fit you. In addition, let's not even talk about trying to flip the diagrams and pictures! How do you learn to play golf left handed? Here are a few golf tips for left handers. 1. Make sure you are doing the basics correctly. Lining up with the ball, keeping your clubface square, etc. If you are not sure, you may want to take a lesson with a club pro. 2. A proper right-handed grip will give you more control over the ball. 3. Point your right shoulder toward the target. Bad body alignment is a major cause of bad golf shots. 4....
 

10 Ways to Increase Your Energy Instantly with a Golf Performance Diet

 
A golf conditioning program should always be accompanied by a solid golf nutrition plan. In essence, what you eat determines how you play. So, which foods produce champions and which foods hinder play? Let me give you a few hints. It goes without saying that proper nutrition is important for all of us. But, if you are serious about shaving valuable strokes off your scorecard, you need to make some tough decisions on seeing your diet through. If you travel for golf, or play in frequent tournaments, it is important not to fall into the trap of 'settling' for fast food or a quick bag of chips or chocolate bar. Make a commitment to use some or all of the following tips and your energy will reach new heights in your next round....
 

Master Flexibility Training And You'll Conquer The Playing Field In Golf

 
Is it difficult to rotate your body through the full range of motion in your golf swing? Do you stop short on your back swing? Lack of flexibility can adversely affect not only your golf game, but your health as well. Different muscles are called upon at different points in the golf swing. If you are not flexible you are more prone to injuries. Your body will try to overcompensate by engaging other joints and muscles that are not ready for the stress and strain of the movement. Many golfers lack flexibility in the rotation of their spine and hips during their golf swing. They may overcompensate with their arms. Trying to hit the ball hard with your arms can leave them feeling sore and worse, injured from overuse of the shoulders....
 

Golfers - Here's a Short Drive That Will Not Disappoint

 
Are you planning a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or Kiawah Island in the near future? We know you will spend the majority of your time teeing it up on all the beautiful golf courses. We would, however, like to suggest a day-trip to see a new engineering marvel and North American record holder. Charleston is well known for its rich historical landmarks. Now the city is providing a look into the future. On July 16, 2005 the longest cable-stay bridge in North America opens in Charleston, SC. Believe me, this is one short drive that won't disappoint you. The new Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge replaces two bridges that have graced Charleston's skyline for decades. This record-setting bridge features two diamond-shaped towers more than 570 feet tall, eight traffic lanes and a pedestrian lane....
 

Mental Training for Golfers: Attitudes that Sabotage Commitment

 
Plateaus in performance sometimes occur when you don't see any measurable improvement in score even though you are working hard. "I'm practicing more than ever, but I don't seem to be shooting better scores," many players tell me in frustration. Thus, when you don't see gains in performance or have a coach pushing you daily, it is difficult for golfers to stay committed to their training. In this issue of Peak Performance Golf Insights, I discuss how golfers lose or sabotage their own commitment to training and ideas for how to increase commitment. What is commitment? Commitment is a type of motivation. It is the ability to stick with a program, method, or philosophy and apply it daily over a long period even in times of adversity....
 

Online Golf Instructions Are Cheap But Effective

 
The number of online golf instruction programs on the net has grown tremendously in recent times. And yet they still continue to grow in leaps and bounds. One of the reasons for this phenomenal growth is that many of these online golf instructions have had very positive effects and helped many golfers improve their handicap. You have to understand that one of the wonderful things that the World Wide Web has done is make a wide range of consultancy and training programs more affordable to many. Golf is no exception and online golf instruction programs have proved to be very affordable when compared to offline equivalents. For example the cost of personal instructions on the course is way beyond the means of many....
 

How Fitness Has Changed The Face Of The PGA Tour

 
Professional golfers on the tour today are approaching fitness as they never have before. PGA players look to fitness for many of its benefits. Fitness can improve their game through gains in strength, flexibility, and stamina. They can prevent or minimize injuries. Playing golf is not only a recreation for PGA players, it is their job. Their financial success depends on tournament results. Therefore, they must not only maintain a superb golf game, but a fit body as well. There are few players on tour who have not have revamped their fitness training techniques or gotten a fresh start within the last few years. Many players have looked to the concept of functional fitness for golf. With functional fitness for golf, players can be assured that they are effectively targeting muscles and joints used in their golf swing....
 
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