Mental Concentration, Golf, and You

 
All players, when they are concentrating on a stroke, are in some respects mad; for a second they become monomaniac; you are possessed with an idea that is fixed in your mind; your singleness of purpose is absolute if you really are concentrating. And I cannot imagine how anything can disturb them unless they allow it to. If this does happen, then, in my opinion, you cannot be giving your whole mind to the stroke, you aren't concentrating. When you are out on the course there are many minor distractions that you may encounter, from coughing or sneezing, all the way up to load and obnoxious crowds or players. But once a player gets into the habit of being put off their game by these little worries, you are unlikely to make any progress in the game, and you run the risk of wandering around the course looking for things at which to be annoyed, actually seeking them....
 

Have A Golf Fitness Expert In Your Home

 
The term golf fitness expert has grown in popularity for the last few years thanks to Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, Vijay Singh and many other tour players. They all have a golf fitness expert who actually travels with them to every tournament to keep them in top shape throughout their season. Most of you don't have the luxury to have a golf fitness expert one time, let alone 3 to 5 times a week, every week. This would cost in the thousands of dollars every month. The average, 'qualified' golf fitness expert will charge anywhere from a low of $40 per session to a high of over $250. The more experienced the golf fitness expert, the more they will charge. So what are you options if the above scenario is a little too out of your economic reality?...
 

Golf Carts -- A Surprisingly Large Industry

 
You probably just take them for granted when you play golf, and never think about their origin. I'm talking about golf carts, those miniature vehicles dotting every golf course. However, golf cart production is a multi-million dollar industry and different models abound. They are treated as small cars, and golf-cart companies provide leasing and financing options just as the big car companies do. Golf originates from a medieval game played on the coast of Scotland during the 15th century. Golfers would hit a pebble instead on a ball around the sand dunes using a stick or club. As time passed, stones were exchanged for man-made balls, the earliest of which were thin leather bags stuffed with feathers....
 

What Do the Core and the Golf Swing Have in Common?

 
The concept of "core training" is a "buzz word" in today's fitness and training community. It has also become a prevalent idea in the game of golf. In regards to golf it has been noted by many individuals that the core area of the body is where the "power" comes from in your swing, and in order to make a full turn you need flexibility in the core. This article will discuss the function of the core in relation to human movement and the golf swing. Now that we have a brief understanding of what exactly the core refers to in terms of a reference point, let us begin to discuss the pertinent connections between the core and the golf swing. We will be discussing the following topics in relation to the golf swing: 1) range of motion, 2) speed of motion, 3) balance, and 4) coordination....
 

Improve Your Golf Game With Perfect Golf Swing Drills

 
Perfect golf swing drills will help your golf game improve dramatically. There are perfect golf swing drills you can do on your own. You may want to take lessons that will center around perfect golf swing drills. A golf pro may be able to help you with perfect golf swing drills. You can get information online about perfect golf swing drills. Check out golf magazines and see if they have any articles written about perfect golf swing drills. You can purchase videos that show you perfect golf swing drills. Another idea if you are looking for golf swing drills is to buy a book about golf. At the beginning of the perfect golf swing drills practice you should consider your posture. If you do not have perfect posture the perfect golf swing drills will not help you....
 

Unique Mental Challenges for Women Golfers

 
The game of golf provides trials for every player, independent of the player's gender. However, for some women in our society, there is a special challenge. Women in the Western world have traditionally been raised and socialized to be cooperative, polite, feminine and "nice". There is implicit pressure that some women feel to make sure that they don't stand out too much or present themselves as trying to outdo or "embarrass" another woman. These messages can sometimes conflict with being competitive on the golf course. In stark contrast, men have traditionally been reinforced and given full latitude to be competitive, win at all costs, and take down their "opponent"...
 

How to Maximize Your Distance by Hitting Triples Instead of Home Runs

 
This lesson is entitled, "How to Maximize your Distance by Hitting Triples instead of Home Runs" and it's a great overall theory to build your entire swing around. Keep this in the back of your head at all times while you are on the course, and remind yourself of it before every shot. The result will be increased distance and straighter shots because you'll be releasing your hands through the ball better. Background Info: Many recreational golfers struggle with slices, blocks, and inconsistency because they don't know how to release their hands through the ball correctly. By "releasing your hands through the ball", I am describing the act of maximizing your club head speed at the moment of impact, and eliminating the "outside-in" movement that creates a slice....
 

What Should Be Your Golf Training Priority?

 
This is a question that is often asked for the simple reason that knowing one's golf training priority will enable them to improve their game within the shortest possible time. To answer it correctly a golfer needs to know what their particular area of weakness is. For example if they tend to slice the ball in their golf swing then their golf training priority should be exercises that address that particular weakness in their game. Other times a golfer will have a nagging back problem which refuses to go away despite medication. Many times the back pain will be in the lower back and will usually be aggravated by playing golf. The golf training priority of such a golfer is to get golf specific exercises that will give them endurance and strength....
 

What No Golf Bag Should Be Without

 
Whether you are a golf pro or a rookie trying your best to learn the tricks of the trade, golf can be a very difficult sport to learn. Without the right equipment, becoming an expert golfer may be nearly impossible. So before you hit the fairway, here are a few pieces of equipment you may want to ensure you have in your golf bag: Drivers - Drivers are wood golf clubs (although they are called "wood" many now have metal heads) which are used to shoot the ball long distances. This club is usually used for the tee-shot since it is the furthest shot from the hole. Wedges - Wedges are metal clubs used to lift the ball as opposed to shooting it far distances. These would be used for high shots onto the green, perhaps to get out of a bunker....
 

Exercise For A Golfer - Dont Fear it

 
Exercise for a golfer is widely used. Despite the success many professionals have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy in their game, mainly because of golf-specific exercises, many amateur golfers still shun any golf specific exercises. Even when it is rather obvious that leading names in the game like the legendary Tiger Woods heavily rely on staying in good shape for the game by having personal trainers and by being involved in golf specific exercises. Bt far the main reason why most still fear and avoid exercise for golfers is the belief that they will develop muscles. Actually lifting weights are a very effective way of toning the golf-specific muscles for the game, by strengthening them. Strength training using weights will never increase the size of your muscles....
 

Can A Golfer Do Without Golf Fitness And Exercise

 
Just how important is golf fitness and exercise to a golfer today in the modern game? Can a good amateur or even professional golfer do without it and still maximize their potential? Will they still be able to enjoy their game and see constant improvements or at least consistency in their quality of play? Those golfers who ask these sorts of questions about golf fitness and exercise sometimes nostalgically cast their minds back to the so called good old days of the golf game when the game was strictly a leisure sport where one hardly needed to break into a sweat to thoroughly enjoy themselves on the course. The modern golf game has changed dramatically and permanently. Although golf is still very much the leisure sport that has given pleasure to thousands over the years even with the golf fitness and exercise programs....
 

How to Know What Defines the Best Golf Drivers

 
Why is it considered the most electrifying club in your golf bag? Why is it the first club anyone talks about when equipment is brought up? Why is it what everyone wants? The answers are simple - POWER. It's all about the power of the long ball. The golfer who drives the ball the furthest is considered the man of the moment, and everyone wants to be that man. I guess it's an ego thing. This mind game is played among all golfers form beginner to professional. It is one of the main driving forces behind the design of today's best golf drivers. The manufacturers are continually coming up with newer and better drivers that go further and straighter than the competition. They come in all shapes and sizes with the bigger is better attitude coming out on top....
 

Mental Toughness Training for Golfers: How to Conquer Pre-Game Jitters

 
The first tee shot can often make or break a round because it sets up your performance on the first hole, which can have a bearing on your attitude and score on the opening holes. Retief Goosen, who won the US Open, said that most good players get the first tee jitters and a good shot can settle you down quickly. Goosen stated, "Well, you're always nervous on the first tee. Today with the way the wind was playing, you had to hit driver while the other three days I hit 2-iron off the tee. Those first tee nerves are always the hardest to get over, and it was nice to get off to a great tee shot and obviously making a birdie." Even the best players in the world get nervous, but they still can perform....
 
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