If you read Golf Digest then you already know that Callaway dominated their equipment issue by earning a tremendous amount of awards. I personally play Callaway so I am not surprised. Simply put, I like them so much I am on staff with Callaway. If you have not experienced Callaway I would like to invite you to Demo Day at Park Ridge, this Friday (February 23, 2018) or at Okeeheelee Golf Course on March 9, 2018. Representatives will be on site from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. You can demo the clubs, ask questions and you may be able to trade in your old clubs for a credit towards new.
What do people do before they start a workout in a gym?
What do people do before they go out for a morning run?
What do people do before they start a zumba class?
What do people do before they start a dance routine?
Hopefully, you are noticing a trend in the response. Most smart people stretch and warm up before they begin any kind of strenuous activity. Yet for some reason amateur golfers do not seem to realize that golf is exercise and I rarely see them stretch or warm up their body. Instead, they show up to the course early for their tee time and start hitting balls on the driving range as their "warm up." What's worse? They jump right into their full swing and start whacking the ball. This is NOT smart and can be very dangerous.
Your body needs time to warm up and if you start swinging the club before your body is ready, you can pull a muscle or even tear something leaving you side-lined from golf until you heal. Stretching does not need to be a long ordeal and you can use your golf clubs as part of your routine. While it makes complete sense to focus on the upper body, don't forget about your lower body.
When you have completed your stretching, ease into practice swings on the range with a half swing. Slow your tempo, focus on the fundamentals while slowly working your way into a full swing. Once you feel comfortable increase your tempo, grip and rip it. This approach allows the nerves in your back to awaken without shocking your body with a big swing. A great swing has controlled tempo and rhythm. I think we can all agree that it is better to establish control at the first hole rather than the sixth.
A few months back, I was asked if I would consider teaching a few moms golf while their children participated in an After-School Clinic. I agreed without hesitation because the women will be able to practice and develop their golf skills alongside their child.
I believe it is important for all women to learn golf because it is a skill that will last a lifetime. As moms, they can look forward to years of fun playing golf creating memories with their children. As wives, they can accompany their spouse for a round of golf and strengthen their relationship. As professionals in their career, they will discover that playing golf can open up new doors by providing them with unique networking opportunities. As friends, they can have an enjoyable day outside on the green. As fitness enthusiasts, they can forgo the cart and walk the course as they play. As fashionistas, they will find that golf apparel can add a new dimension to their wardrobe.
No matter the reason, women choose to learn, I have discovered that group golf lessons are extremely effective and fun for female golfers. The lesson becomes a social gathering as they wait for me to begin. During the lesson they share a camaraderie as they overcome the challenges of learning proper technique in their golf swing. After the lesson, they encourage each other and celebrate their progress. Oftentimes, these relationships extend past the lesson as new friendships are formed. As a result, they want to keep learning and improving each week.
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