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Winter Golf Exercises to Stay in Shape


The spring golf season doesn’t come soon enough for us Minnesotans, but we will extend that wait if we are not ready when it arrives. Winter golf exercises to stay in shape.We can’t play golf during the winter in Minnesota, but we can get our bodies ready to go for when it’s time to put the first peg in the ground. That means trying out some golf exercises for staying in shape during the winter months.

We can all help ourselves by not over-indulging during the holidays, but that isn’t much fun when the days are dark, cold and short. So how about we consider some of these exercises, and then we can at least indulge without going overboard.

Winter Golf Exercises

Strength, flexibility and endurance are three keys for maintaining your swing and game during the offseason. Here are five to help get you through to that April (or March?) opening of golf you’ve been waiting for since you putted-out on No. 18 last fall.

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Fall Golf Tips: How to Dress to Play Golf in Minnesota


Contrary to conventional wisdom, fall is the not end of the golf season in Minnesota.Happy golfer holding a golf club The courses don’t cover their greens and they don’t shutter the clubhouses when the trees start to turn. In fact, fall is one of the best times to play golf in Minnesota, you just have to be prepared for any kind of weather – because could experience many of them over the course of your round. Check out these fall golf tips so you don’t miss this glorious season of golf in Minnesota: 

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Change Is Good: How to Bust a Midseason Slump


We’ve all been there. You were having a great golf season and then the dog days of summer come around and your game goes into early hibernation. Golfer getting ready to take a shotSuddenly, the shots you made last week are nowhere to be found, and the club feels foreign in your hands. You are experiencing a midseason slump, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy way out.

Well, there are ways to bust that midseason slump. Perhaps the first step in finding a cure is understanding what is behind a slump. Jack Wawro, head professional at The Pines at Grand View Lodge, says it’s hard to pinpoint the cause for everyone.

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Tips for Booking Tee Times at the Best Public Golf Courses in Minnesota

Golf ball on tee in front of driver

So, you are looking for a tee time at one of the best public golf courses in Minnesota – one of those higher end courses with the beautiful vistas, great conditioning, and significant challenge – which means there’s a high demand. Getting a tee time is not always as easy as picking up the phone, but that would be a smart place to start. Before you do, though, here are some tips on how to make sure you aren’t shut out from playing one of the many great Minnesota public golf courses.

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Short Game Tips for Beginners

Distance Control Drills to Help Any Golfer

Beginning golfers have a chance to improve quickly at the game, particularly if they start with the right fundamentals. In golf, the best way for a beginner (or anyone, for that matter) to improve is to work on their short game. Most golf pros will tell you that the skills required for a good short game can translate to your entire game and improve your efficiency.Approche green

Chris Foley of Cragun’s Legacy Courses in Brainerd also owns and operates Chris Foley Golf Schools, and he agrees that short game proficiency leads to overall performance.

“You have to cover all aspects of the game,” Foleys says. “Kids, especially, love to hit driver. But you have to come to the realization that the short game – let’s say inside 50 yards – is about 60 percent of our score or more. So if you want to score well, you have to spend some time in that area of your game.”

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