Category Archive: Golf Fitness

Jan 10

Explaining Golf’s Pleasures to Uninitiated

Every sport has its disciples who swear by its exhaustive list of sensory and health pleasures. They also have a corresponding group of skeptics that wonder aloud, “Why would anyone do that?” Baseball, football, curling, badminton – golf…they all have it, even boxing, so they say. The naysayers don’t believe that there is a cornucopia …

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Jul 02

Brooke Henderson’s Resources

Brooke Henderson Just Goes And Goes Ah, youth. I can remember it well, except its sensations of instant physical ability, limitless possibilities, and a gas tank that never seemed to run dry, in the body, mind, or heart. If I had a match at the course where I spent much of my youth, the excitement, …

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Mar 01

Golf and the Heart

Golf Should Be Good For You…But A lot of us met one very fortunate golfer last week at the Honda Classic. He was playing very well, put in a good round, made the cut and promptly celebrated by having a heart attack. The first report I read was that the attack was not of the …

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Oct 27

Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Golf

  Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Golf Anxiety can be defined as an adaptive response associated with tension and uncertainty of facing a new situation or unpleasant experience that causes worry and can affect sleep, appetite and ability to concentrate. Furthermore, the fear resulting from anxiety can become extreme, debilitating and totally paralyzing. The ability …

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Sep 24

Avoid Wrist Injuries

A PGA PRO’s Tips on How to Avoid Wrist Injuries A good grip is essential to a good golf swing. In addition to a good grip, a player needs adequate hand, wrist and forearm strength to swing the club correctly. While the most frequently reported injury in golf is back injury, left wrist injuries are …

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Feb 18

Avoid Low Back Pain

Golf Simplified: How to Learn Your Fundamentals

Tips to Avoid Low Back Pain Associated with Golf Lower back pain is the number one reported injury in golf.  Poor posture, swing techniques, wrong equipment, muscle imbalances and over-use are all attributed to causing lower back pain.  While not every golfer will incur a serious lower back injury, the majority of golfers will at …

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Feb 04

Impact of Golf on Your Health

Golf Fitness Golf has witnessed a major transition over the last 60 years.  In the past, if you played golf you walked, carried your bag or used a caddy. Gradually the game has become dominated by golf carts.  The use of motorized golf carts transformed the golf industry in a number of ways. Golf Health …

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Jan 28

Golfer’s Elbow – Treatment and Prevention

How to Deal With Golfer’s Elbow Golfer’s elbow is a common injury among golfers.  For those that suffer from the injury, there are a few options regarding treatment.  Visiting a doctor should be a priority to seek medical expertise.  Self treatment includes rest and ice combined with light wrist flexion exercises. Pain on the inside …

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Jan 23

Dynamic Stretches for Golf

Dynamic Stretches for Golf Improve Performance A typical golf professional arrives at the course hours before their tee time.  They begin with stretches to loosen their body up and begin their routine on the practice green.  Professional players focus on other short game areas such as chips, pitches and bunker shots.  Next, they work on …

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Jan 20

Static Stretches Before Your Golf Round

Improve Your Golf Range of Motion With Static Stretches   Static stretches are used to stretch muscles while the body is at rest.  Unlike dynamic stretches, studies indicate static stretches do not improve athletic performance.  Rather, static stretches are designed to improve mobility and range of motion.  Stretches are generally held anywhere from 10 seconds …

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