Play better golf. Isnt that what every golfer thinks about 24/7? Golf can be the most humbling game you will ever play but we keep coming back for more. To play better golf consistently you need to look at the source.
Do you really think its your equipment? How much money have you invested on new equipment only to see the same game show up on the course? No its not your equipment.
How about lessons? I am a firm believer in swing mechanics to play better golf. If you dont have a clear understanding of them, you will never improve. But have you taken lessons only to get more frustrated with your game?
What I mean is you just took a lesson and youre excited to go play. You get to the course and cant find your swing. Youre thinking of too many tips and become locked up on the course.
So whats left?
One guess? Youre looking right at it.
In order to play better golf your body has to have a reasonable level of strength, flexibility, endurance and ENERGY! You cant get this hitting more balls taking more lessons or buying more equipment.
You attain this off the course through exercise. I know what youre thinking ugh.
No wait it doesnt have to be that way.
You dont need to get a gym membership. You dont have to spend hours a day. You dont have to kill yourself. You just have to devise a plan that is efficient and tailored to YOUR needs.
If you really want to play better golf this is the only way to achieve it quickly.
How many times have you walked off the course in disgust? You know you can do better, but your body just wont do what your brain wants it to do. I hear this all the time. In fact, Ive received hundreds of emails saying just that.
My answer is the same every time!
To play better golf youve got to improve your range of motion specific to golf, as well as your strength for all phases of the golf swing.
The most important aspect for improving distance is rotational strength and flexibility. The ability to rotate back to a full 90 degree shoulder turn store up all that energy in your core and then unleash it during the downswing crushing that ball.
Now thats a fun game when that happens.
So focus on improving your range of motion and strength from a rotational standpoint. That doesnt take a gym or fancy equipment. All it takes is simple equipment like dumbbells (hand weights), an exercise ball and exercise tubing.
With this equipment you can literally break down the swing into multiple phases and do golf exercises for each phase. You wont find many of these exercises in the so-called golf fitness books in the store. All youll see is the golfer sitting in a machine in a gym.
Thats not fitness for golf thats general fitness Not altogether a bad thing, but wont help your game at all.
I hope Ive given you food for thought.
The ultimate goal is to play better golf!
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf fitness swing trainers in the country, author and founder of several cutting-edge online golf fitness sites. Take a look at his just released golf fitness dvds and manual at his golf swing tips site – Perform Better Golf.