Fix Your Slice Fast

Here’s a quick tip for everyone who slices the ball. The next time you find yourself waiting to tee off, go over to the edge of the tee box where the teeing ground is above your feet. 

Make a few practice swings with the club above your feet. This exercise will help round out your swing and hit more from the inside the target line. Slicer’s swing the opposite way. They come over-the-top or swing down from outside the target line and cut across the ball.

Making a few swings standing on the side of the tee box and having the clubhead above your feet will help you feel what it’s like to swing from inside the target line instead of from the outside.

When it’s time to actually tee off, try to feel and make that same swing shape you just practiced. Give it a try. It’s a quick fix but it should help your swing.

Fix Your Slice

Stand on a side hill and make practice swings.

New Cardiogolf DVD on Sale…

Strength and endurance are vital to playing golf and scoring to the best of your ability.  Cardio Golf™ The Core Workout DVD is your key to achieving the best in your game and improving your health at the same time.  In the newest CardioGolf DVD to LPGA Teacher of the Year and Certified Personal Trainer Karen Palacios-Jansen, you’ll learn core specific exercises to help improve your golf swing, lengthen your drives and reshape your body at the same time.  This unique golf fitness program uses easy-to-learn movements without the need of leaving the privacy of your own home. It is smartly designed to improve swing biomechanics, increase clubhead speed and tone your body, all at the same time.  In the DVD Karen demonstrates proper technique step-by-step in a unique format that is easy to follow.  There is nothing like Cardiogolf on the market today and we believe you will achieve incredible results!  $19.95. www.cardiogolfcore.com. 704-663-5199

Karen Joins the Team at SwingPal.com

Get lessons from Karen starting at $25.

Ever wanted to get top level golf instruction but lacked the time and money? Now, both of those barriers have been torn down by Swingpal.com, a revolutionary way for golfers to connect with some of the best teaching pros in the country. You can receive a video analysis of your swing and custom tips – all online – with Karen Palacios-Jansen and many other instructors throughout the country. It’s as simple as capturing a video or two of your swing on your smartphone and emailing them into pro@swingpal.com. Then, you’ll be on your way to better golf. With lessons starting at just $25 its literally just a couple of clicks away on your smartphone, there are no reasons for you to stay mired in mediocre golf. Improve your game by starting a lesson with Karen on Swingpal.com today by clicking here http:// http://www.swingpal.com/instructors/karen-palacios-jansen.

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On-Line Lessons with Karen Starting at $25

A Note From Karen:

I am very excited to have joined the team at Swing Pal.  I can now offer on-line lessons.  Simply email me your swing from your phone/video camera or computer and I can analyze your swing and offer swing drills and tips. It is simple and cost effective.  I hope to see your swing soon.

Karen

Karen Joins the Team at SwingPal.com

Get lessons from Karen starting at $25.

Ever wanted to get top level golf instruction but lacked the time and money? Now, both of those barriers have been torn down by Swingpal.com, a revolutionary way for golfers to connect with some of the best teaching pros in the country. You can receive a video analysis of your swing and custom tips – all online – with Karen Palacios-Jansen and many other instructors throughout the country. It’s as simple as capturing a video or two of your swing on your smartphone and emailing them into pro@swingpal.com. Then, you’ll be on your way to better golf. With lessons starting at just $25 its literally just a couple of clicks away on your smartphone, there are no reasons for you to stay mired in mediocre golf. Improve your game by starting a lesson with Karen on Swingpal.com today by clicking here http:// http://www.swingpal.com/instructors/karen-palacios-jansen.

Click Here to Learn Correct Wrist Hinge and Grip

 

CardigolfThe Core Workout DVD


Cardiogolf –The Core Workout is the second DVD to LPGA Teacher of the Year and Certified Personal Trainer Karen Palacios-Jansen’s Cardiogolf Fitness Program. Cardiogolf uses easy-to-learn movements without the need of leaving the privacy of your own home.  In Karen’s newest DVD, you’ll learn core specific exercises to help improve your golf swing, lengthen your drives and reshape your body at the same time. You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.

There is nothing like Cardiogolf on the market today.  This unique golf fitness program is designed to improve swing biomechanics, increase clubhead speed for more power and tone your body at the same time.  Karen demonstrates proper technique step-by-step in a unique format that is easy to follow.  The workout can be modified and intensified to fit the needs of players of all levels. Karen has taught her Cardiogolf fitness program to hundreds of golfers to help them achieve incredible results.  To order visitwww.cardiogolfcore.com or call 1-704-663-5199.


 

New Cardiogolf DVD Now Available

CardigolfThe Core Workout DVD


Cardiogolf –The Core Workout is the second DVD to LPGA Teacher of the Year and Certified Personal Trainer Karen Palacios-Jansen’s Cardiogolf Fitness Program. Cardiogolf uses easy-to-learn movements without the need of leaving the privacy of your own home.  In Karen’s newest DVD, you’ll learn core specific exercises to help improve your golf swing, lengthen your drives and reshape your body at the same time. You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.

There is nothing like Cardiogolf on the market today.  This unique golf fitness program is designed to improve swing biomechanics, increase clubhead speed for more power and tone your body at the same time.  Karen demonstrates proper technique step-by-step in a unique format that is easy to follow.  The workout can be modified and intensified to fit the needs of players of all levels. Karen has taught her Cardiogolf fitness program to hundreds of golfers to help them achieve incredible results.  To order visit www.cardiogolfcore.com or call 1-704-663-5199.

 

 

 

Golf Book Review

THE TIMELESS SWING

By Tom Watson

Reviewed by Karen Palacios-Jansen GFM Managing Editor

PGA tour player Tom Watson has many memorable wins including the dual against Jack Nicklaus at the 1977 Open Champion at Turnberry and the victory at the 1981 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach where he had that amazing chip in at 17 to also beat Nicklaus. His almost win at the 2009 Open Championship would have been one of the most popular, if not miraculous, wins, since at the age of 60, it would have made him the oldest major champion winner ever. Watson, the winner of 7 major championships on the regular PGA Tour and 8 majors on the Champions Tour and a total 70 wins worldwide, has spent a lifetime coming up with material for his newest book The Timeless Swing.

For Baby Boomers, Ben Hogan’s book Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf, has been the go to book for golf instruction, but for Generation X, those who grew up in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s; Watson’s book will become the new standard of golf instruction.

Watson’s techniques are drawn from years of knowledge of studying the swing and playing the game. Mentored by Byron Nelson, Watson’s instruction is simple, straightforward and insightful. Starting with the basic fundamentals, Watson breaks down the swing in the simplest form. He includes tips on shot making, how to increase distance and drills to correct faults. The book has an added media feature: each chapter includes access to on-line video tips from Watson.

The Timeless Swing is a must read for all golfers.

The Timeless Swing

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KPJ Golf Fitness Challenge-

Join me as I do something every day to improve my fitness to play better golf.  I always tell my students that it is better to do some movement every day, even if it is just for a few moments, than to wait for the days where you have an hour or two to workout.  Those days hardly ever happen.

Coming Soon-Cardiogolf-The Core Workout

In my new Cardiogolf DVD, I focus on core exercises specific to golf.

You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.  Cardiogolf-The Core Workout will be available in July.

Check out Cardiogolf behind the scenes.  To order Cardiogolfvisit www.cardiogolf.com.

 

 

 

 

Green Aerification-A Necessary Evil

Just when the greens on your home course start getting fast and rolling smooth, it seems like the golf course superintendent purposely messes them up by punching and sanding them. Golf course maintenance can be frustrating for golfers.

The other day, I played my home course with some friends and we had to endure bumpy, shaggy and sandy greens because they had just been aerated. Our greens, it seemed, had only just recovered from the spring aerification and now they were doing it again. Core aeration (also know as aerification, aerating or aerifying) is a maintenance practice that promotes healthy turf growth, especially in compacted surfaces such as putting greens. A machine, known as an aerifier, removes 3 to 5 inch long cores of turf and soil.

The removal of cores, allow water, air and nutrients from the top dressing to reach the soil roots, thereby enhancing growth. It is the responsibility of the golf course superintendent to maintain a good stand of grass on putting greens. Greens are the bread and butter of a golf course and the reputation of a course and the superintendent who maintains it is often determined by the condition of the greens.

Ideally, the greens should be punched once a month during the growing season or summer months, but due to profit margins and golf course politics, most courses only aerify greens twice during the growing season, sometimes compromising the conditions of the greens for the sake of more play. So don’t curse the course superintend this summer when you have to play on top-dressed greens and instead, thank him for taking good care of your course.

When greens are bumpy and sandy you need to make a few adjustments in your short game technique. First, take a more lofted club to hit pitches and chip shots. Second, swing back longer and accelerate through to a higher finish to get the ball up and spinning. The ball will not roll on shaggy greens, so you are better off carrying the ball close to the hole and letting it stop quickly with a minimal amount of roll.

Believe it or not, putting is a lot easier on sanded, shaggy greens. Since the greens are slow you can hit putts aggressively, not having to worry that the ball will roll too far past the hole. Make a conscious effort to stroke your putt to the back of cup. Forget about lagging long putts to the holes, you will leave the well short, try to make them. You may have one of your best putting rounds.

Cardiogolf Challenge

Join me as I do something every day to improve my fitness to play better golf.  I always tell my students that it is better to do some movement every day, even if it is just for a few moments, than to wait for the days where you have an hour or two to workout.  Those days hardly ever happen.  This week I used a weighted ball to tone muscles and work on my swing path.  Tell me about your daily exercise to improve your golf.  Email me your stories of how you fit movement into your life and golf game-KPJ@swingbladegolf.com.
 

Cardiogolf is the perfect program to help you build fitness as you practice your golf game.Like Cardiogolf on Facebook at Facebook/Cardiogolf

Send your questions and comments to me at KPJ@swingbladegolf.com

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