Cardiogolf Class Demo

Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game.

In my Cardiogolf classes, you will learn exercises that help increase your flexibility, endurance, strength and balance all specific to golf.

In Cardiogolf class, I use short practice clubs to do exercises and swing drills.  The club is short for a couple of reasons:

  • the short club is easy to swing indoors without hitting the walls or ceilings
  • the clubhead is closer to your hands, so it is easy to monitor the clubface and learn how to square the face at impact
  • since you are not hitting balls with the short club, there is no judgement of where the ball goes, so you can work on your technique without getting frustrated
  • the club is lighter than a regular club, so you can learn to swing the club faster to develop clubhead speed

Making practice swings will not only tone your muscle and burn some calories, but the act of swinging over and over again can help you improve your swing technique and improve muscular endurance.

Our practice swings are usually smoother, longer and more on-plane with better tempo than our real swings.  As you make practice swings, you can focus on making certain motions to improve technique such as making a fuller shoulder turn, keeping your spine angle throughout the swing and shifting your weight correctly.

As you make practice swings, you can swing faster than you usually do to help you get used to swinging faster to improve clubhead speed. As you make practice swings, you can work on certain moves in your swing without worrying where the ball is going.

A few things to think about while you are making your practice swings…

  • Look down at where a ball would be and try to simulate hitting a ball as much as possible
  • Work on your swing fundamentals.  Monitor your posture, alignment, ball position and grip to make sure they are correct
  • Keep your head level throughout your swing
  • Complete each practice swing by holding your finish for a moment, as if you were watching your ball fly down the fairway
  • Imagine the perfect golf shot as you swing
  • Finish in balance
  • Start each swing from the beginning; don’t swing back and forth continuously
  • Make each swing as if you were hitting a real shot

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Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge Days 20, 21 and 22

The challenge is straightforward-simply make 1000 practice swings during the month  to improve your swing technique and increase clubhead speed.

You don’t need to go to the driving range or golf course, you can simply make practice swings in your garage or living room at home a few minutes a day (just make sure that you don’t whack the ceiling or walls!)

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club, use a soccer ball or tennis racquet to simulate a golf club.
Days 20, 21 and 22
Just do it.  Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do things you don’t feel like doing.  It is easy to skip exercise because you are tired or you have other things to do, but don’t do it.  If you can’t exercise every day, don’t punish yourself and give up. Just do it the next day. If you do 30 practice swings a day for 30 days, you’ll have done almost 1000 swings and be on your way to grooving a consistent swing.

Break it Down-make 30 practice swings a day for 30 days and you will have made 900 swings over the course of a month.  Okay, so it is not exactly a 1000 swings, but close enough (if you really want to get technical, you’ll have to take 33.3333 swing per day to reach 1000 practice swings).  The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise.

Thirty practice swings take approximately 2 minutes to complete.  Watch me do it…click here to see video…

Take the challenge with me.  Email me at Cardiogolf1@gmail.com or post a note  on my Facebook page letting me know that you are up for the challenge.

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

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Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge Days 17, 18 and 19

 A note from Karen:

The challenge is straightforward-simply make 1000 practice swings during the month to improve your swing technique and increase clubhead speed.  You don’t need to go to the driving range or golf course, you can simply make practice swings in your garage or living room at home a few minutes a day (just make sure that you don’t whack the ceiling or walls!)

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club, use a soccer ball or tennis racquet to simulate a golf club.

Days 17, 18 and 19
Anti-Slice Set-Up
Over the next few days as you do your practice swings, concentrate on making sure that your set up for success.  Try this anti-slice drill.

Break it Down-make 30 practice swings a day for 30 days and you will have made 900 swings over the course of a month.  Okay, so it is not exactly a 1000 swings, but close enough (if you really want to get technical, you’ll have to take 33.3333 swing per day to reach 1000 practice swings).  The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise.

Take the challenge with me.  Email me at info@cardiogolf.com or post a note  on my Facebook page letting me know that you are up for the challenge.  Feel free to post pictures of yourselves practicing.  I will post reminders and more tips this month to help you achieve your goal of 1000 practice swings this month.

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

Follow my blog at http://www.kpjgolf.com
Follow my Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/Cardiogolf/
Like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Cardiogolf/
For more information visit http://cardiogolf.com

Spring Up Your Game-Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge

The challenge is straightforward-simply make 1000 practice swings during the month to improve your swing technique and increase clubhead speed.

You don’t need to go to the driving range or golf course, you can simply make practice swings in your garage or living room at home a few minutes a day (just make sure that you don’t whack the ceiling or walls!)

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club,  use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by GolfGym.  Click here for more information. 

Thirty practice swings takes approximately 2 minutes to complete.  Follow my Instagram Page to see me make 30 practice swings a day for one month-Follow my Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/Cardiogolf/

Days 14, 15 and 16
Don’t Roll on the Outside of Your Back Ankle

If you roll on the outside on your back ankle as you take the club back, you won’t be able to rotate your hips and support your weight shift.  This will restrict your turn and power on the downswing.  Concentrate on keep the weight on the inside of your back foot as you swing back so that you can rotate your hips and shift your weight.Don't Roll Ankle jpeg

Break it Down-make 30 practice swings a day for 30 days and you will have made 900 swings over the course of a month.  Okay, so it is not exactly a 1000 swings, but close enough (if you really want to get technical, you’ll have to take 33.3333 swing per day to reach 1000 practice swings).  The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise.

Take the challenge with me.  Email me at info@cardiogolf.com or post a note  on my Facebook page letting me know that you are up for the challenge.  Feel free to post pictures of yourselves practicing.  I will post reminders and more tips this month to help you achieve your goal of 1000 practice swings this month.

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

Follow my blog at http://www.kpjgolf.com
Follow my Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/Cardiogolf/
Like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Cardiogolf/
For more information visit http://cardiogolf.com

JOURNEY TO MORE PARS LET’S GO TO PINEHURST JUNE 24-28, 2017!

Get ready for More Pars at the famous Pinehurst Resort. A golfer’s paradise. This school is a special treat. You’ll enjoy Christina Ricci, top-selling golf author, LPGA and TPI Golf 3 and Karen Palacios-Jansen, LPGA Master Professional and creator of CardioGolf.

This 4-day golf school open to men and women will catapult your game to more pars and includes:

8 HOURS OF CLINIC SESSIONS

Clinic sessions jam-packed with practical game-improving tips that are tailored for your level of play.

ON COURSE INSTRUCTION

Transfer your skills to the course with focused play and reinforcement tips from Christina and Karen.

MORE PARS ON YOUR SCORECARD

Walk away with loads of new skills that will improve your ball striking and lower your handicap.

EXPERIENCE CARDIOGOLF

A fun and fast-moving fitness program designed to shape your swing and trim your score

For more information and to register click here- Journey to More Pars

I teach Golf and Pilates. I am a LPGA Master Professional and Certified Personal and Pilates Trainer