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Exercises That Can Hurt Your Golf Game

Working out to play golf these days is all the rage. Tiger Woods, who resembled an action figure back in the day, started the trend and plenty of the game’s biggest names have followed suit. That is a good thing. Getting fit for golf is beneficial, while golf leading to our overall fitness is great. […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Golf Tips|Comments Off on Exercises That Can Hurt Your Golf Game

How Golfing Apps are Changing the Game

Dallas Mavericks owner, “Shark Tank” star and money magnet Mark Cuban was recently quoted as saying that software applications (apps) are the new millionaire makers. So why shouldn’t the game of golf get into the app act? Well, it has, and while we are not reporting a growth of new golf millionaires, golf apps are changing the game. And there are plenty of them out there to help change yours.

Golf apps array from range finders loaded with countless golf courses for easy navigation to swing tips from the best teachers in the game. If you need to find a tee time, there is an app for that. How about some help on the range? There is an app for that. Here is a look at some of the best golf apps available—all a finger click away. […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Golf Tips|Comments Off on How Golfing Apps are Changing the Game

How to Fix Your Golf Swing: Things to Keep in Mind

The first step to fix your golf swing is to diagnose what is not working. Plenty can be learned from paying attention to what happens to the ball after it is hit.
By |August 26th, 2016|Golf Instruction, Golf Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Fix Your Golf Swing: Things to Keep in Mind

How to Improve Your Mental Golf Game, and Why It Matters

Baseball Hall of Famer and erstwhile philosopher/malapropism master Yogi Berra once said of his game that “90% of the game is half mental.” Berra might just as easily have been talking about golf, as many golfers have the requisite physical skills, but lack the mental preparation to improve at the game they love.

The mental golf […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Golf Tips|Comments Off on How to Improve Your Mental Golf Game, and Why It Matters

Common Golf Injuries: What to Do In These 5 Scenarios

Golf and injuries don’t mix. Just ask Fred Couples, whose career has been interrupted time and again by a bad back. Or Tiger woods, who David Feherty said may never return to the PGA tour due to multiple injuries to his knee and back over the years. If you golf, you may be playing with an injury, and not playing very well as a result.

Hall of Fame Golf writer Dan Jenkins once penned a sports tome entitled “You Gotta Play Hurt,” but when it comes to golf injuries, you don’t have to endure it. Here are five common golf injuries and what you can do about them so you can return to walking the fairways again.
Back Pain
Estimates say that 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience some form of back pain in their lifetimes, according to a Golfchannel.com article (I did my back workout on the Roman chair shortly before sitting down to write this), and golf is the culprit for causing a lot of it. The twisting rotation of the swing and torque involved in trying to swing for those extra 10 yards can cause pain and injury and become detrimental to a smooth, powerful, and repeatable swing. If you can avoid back surgery, it is highly recommended, but rehab exercise can be a great help (I know). The key to prevention is stretching exercises for your back, but also core strengthening to help heal and prevent relapse. […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Golf Tips|Comments Off on Common Golf Injuries: What to Do In These 5 Scenarios

Subtleties of Golf Course Etiquette: Some Mistakes You Might Be Making

You can play the game without worrying about the other folks on the course, or you can take a look at few generally accepted rules of etiquette.
By |June 3rd, 2016|Golf Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Subtleties of Golf Course Etiquette: Some Mistakes You Might Be Making

How to Get Better at Golf: Some Tips for Women

Golf may be the great equalizer. When it comes to providing golf instruction, lessons, guidelines, or tips, the game is pretty much the same for men and women. There may be some subtle differences — just like there are subtle differences between different men — but in general, golf tips for women are tips for playing golf.

“Golfers are golfers, whether they are men, women, or juniors,” says Chris Foley of Cragun’s Legacy Courses in Brainerd, who owns and operates Chris Foley Golf Schools.

Go surfing around the internet, and you can find some sites where there are some golf tips designed specifically for women. But we asked Foley his thoughts on the subject.
Key Clubs
“The one thing that I do tell ladies a lot, especially if they are new players, is that if they can become reasonably proficient with four golf clubs, they are going to play very good golf,” he says. “Those four clubs would be a club off the tee — a driving club — whether that’s a driver or a three wood. And then a fairway wood or hybrid, a wedge, and a putter.” […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Golf Tips|Comments Off on How to Get Better at Golf: Some Tips for Women