Golf fitness. Two words you might not believe go together if you’ve seen too many beer-bellied guys riding in carts. But golf fitness is important for those golfers who truly want to improve their games – and who want to improve their physical abilities. Because golf fitness means addressing issues of strength, flexibility and balance. Paying attention to golf fitness can improve your scores. If you want hit every shot consistently further you need to take a different approach. Not a more complicated approach. Not a more time-consuming approach. A more golf-specific approach.
A diet that is balanced and consists of all the major nutrients–carbohydrates, proteins and fats–is recommended for golfers. Although golf is not necessarily seen as a high-impact workout, it still takes a toll on the body and therefore requires proper nutrition and hydration. Your golf scores may be sub par, but your eating habits shouldn’t be. Perk up your game with handy diet tips that take you from morning to night.
You’ve probably read in golf magazines things like, “Golf is 90% mental”. Well, we’re not sure you can put an accurate figure on it, but it’s obvious to anyone that from the moment you start trying to hit a ball when you’re learning the game, to the point when you’re actually playing on-course, what happens in your head plays a huge part in the outcome. Golf is a game that requires intense concentration and focus. The tiniest mistake – a millimeter to the left, a millimeter to the right – can make the difference between a hole-in-one or spending the rest of your day stuck in a sand trap. It may not sound all that impressive or difficult, but training your mind to only focus on the moment you’re experiencing requires a lot of practice. A pro golfer who consistently sinks his putts has the ability to do this.
Having the right equipment in your bag gives you confidence in what you are doing. We are all different shapes, sizes and have different swing charactoristics, so why do you think you should use a set of club that you have bought off the shelf. Why should you fit your swing to your clubs? Surely this should be the other way round. Using the right equipment will help you hit more greens, drive more fairways, hit longer due to optimized ball flight, sink more putts, get lower scores and certainly, enjoy your game more.
A good golf shot begins before you even touch the ball. As you approach the tee, look at the flag and visualize your tee shot. Then begin your pre-shot routine, which should include a check of your grip, your posture and foot position. Align your club and your body to the pin, think positively, and hit the ball with enough club speed for a high-quality golf shot.
The rules of golf consist of a set of regulations and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and administered by the R&A (spun off from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews) the governing body of golf worldwide except in the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association (USGA).
As one of the world’s oldest sports, golf’s history is rich and varied. Although its origins are widely disagreed upon, the game has undoubtedly left an indelible imprint on society.