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How To Reduce Stress Before A Tournament

Got a big golf tournament coming up? It can cause a great deal of stress, even for more experienced golfers! It is crucial that you are able to stay calm before a competition because golf is a sport that is as much in your head as it is on the course. Being well-prepared and practiced...




6 Ways to Unwind After a Long Day on the Golf Course

Anyone who's ever played golf will appreciate how tiring a day playing the game can be. Being outside in the fresh air is tiring enough, but you're also carrying around a heavy bag of clubs and you probably walk several miles throughout a day. When you get home after a particularly lo...




It's Over Before It Starts

Occasionally, I will hear a golfer say I am having trouble getting the club started. The mindset is already in the tank so the swing is over before it is started. The club is picked up or swung to the outside of your path line or way inside the path line. The player is clueless and st...




Add Balance to Protect Your Back During Golf Rotation with this Twist Drill

Dr. Jenni Martin MS DC LPGA Class A teacher and club professional, has been in the medical, fitness and health profession for over 30 years. She grew up next door to Mark O'Meara and the Mission Viejo Golf Course. Her interest in golfers began years ago while helping Natalie Gulbis. D...




Hit It Longer In a Snap

Dr. Jenni Martin MS DC LPGA Class A teacher and club professional, has been in the medical, fitness and health profession for over 30 years. She grew up next door to Mark O'Meara and the Mission Viejo Golf Course. Her interest in golfers began years ago while helping Natalie Gulbis. ...




Get Some Width in Your Swing

Dr. Jenni Martin MS DC LPGA Class A teacher and club professional, has been in the medical, fitness and health profession for over 30 years. She grew up next door to Mark O'Meara and the Mission Viejo Golf Course. Her interest in golfers began years ago while helping Natalie Gulbis. ...




Yoga for Golfers

The following article was provided by one of my yoga students, Michael Riek. Yoga's Stereotype Like many people would be venturing off into a completely new realm of exercise, I was very skeptical of yoga at first. The stigma that it was only for women, that it was all ab...




How Yoga Will Improve Your Game

Yoga cannot only improve your golf game, but it will take your game to a level that you previously only dreamed about. Why do I say that? Because the biggest and most important piece of equipment you have is your body. After all, the club is just an extension of your body, and the w...




How to Avoid Injury as the Golf Season Starts

Golf season has officially begun. With many golfers on hiatus during the winter, it's crucial to remember some useful tips to avoid injury as you dust off your clubs and hit the links. Dr. Steven Weinfeld, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, provide some u...




Improving My Game With The Golf Performance Institute

At the 2009 Milwaukee Golf Show, I met Scott Stamn from Premier Physical Therapy. Casually he inquired about my golf goals for 2009. Truthfully, I shared I wanted to be a more consistent ball striker. I joked that too bad his company couldn't help me. Surely a sports physical therapis...




Do Not Let Anxiety And Stress Affect Your Golf Game

Sometimes, stress and anxiety can get the best of us in the game of golf. The key is to know how to manage that fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a golfer can use to help manage their stress and every day anxieties. Occasionally, you may become ...




Do Not Let Fear Affect Your Golf Game

Sometimes, fear and anxiety can get the best of us in the game of golf. The key is to know how to manage that fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a golfer can use to help manage their fears and every day anxieties. Occasionally, you may become str...




Do Not Stress Over The Competition

DO NOT STRESS OVER THE COMPETITION Many golfers sometimes get anxious when they play against a tough opponent. They get nervous on who they are playing and they get so worked up that they lose focus on playing their game. In the end, they make mistakes and end up beating themselve...




Our Worries Can Distort The Reality of Our Golf Game

At times, our worries and anxieties can overwhelm us. In addition, our worries can distort our perception of our golf game. Here is a brief list of techniques that a golfer can use to help gain a better perspective on things during their stressful moments. When feeling anxious, sto...




Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Fear Will Not Help Your Golf Game

Your fears, anxieties, and other problems have the best of you and you don't know where to turn for help. Your golf game is starting to go south as a result of the stress and anxieties. In these cases, some golfers will use alcohol or other substances to feel better. So what do you...




Golfers and Protecting Their Skin - The Skin Trade

For those of us who have been visiting dermatologists and, perhaps, surgeons for the past few years the recollection of Andy North's serious surgeries a few years ago should be reminder enough. But there seems to be some sort of magic in evidencing a rosy glow or a deep tan; espec...




Golf Fitness Review - TRX Golf Workout DVD

Golf Fitness has been one of the hottest topics in the industry. Like many, I thought "golf fitness" was an oxymoron like "jumbo shrimp", "metal woods" and "golf fashion". A recent back injury and trip to the doctor has grounded my thinking. I finally had enough. My expanding waist li...




The Mental Approach to Golf - Play like you just don't care

There are many books, videos and courses on how to swing a golf club, but there are very few on how to think about your swing. It's the hardest part of the game and it is different for every golfer. That's why so many people have good swings and low handicaps, but so few can compete...




Two Mental Components of Golf

Golf, like all competitions, is at least 90% mental and at most 10% physical. 90% how you look at it, 10% how you do it. The mental side of the game can be broken down into 2 components: confidence and decision-making. CONFIDENCE: Ben Hogan once said, "The more I pract...




Using Yoga to Improve Your Golf Game

Each spring we take inventory of our clothing, clubs, bag, shoes, balls, tees, but have you ever stopped to take a look at your physical condition? I'm not talking about the swim suit variety ladies; are you physically prepared to play golf? Being conditioned for the game is impor...




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