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Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

If you don’t have adequate hamstring length you will not be able to bend forward while keeping your spine straight. If you have normal hamstring length you will be able to bend the trunk at least 50 degrees. If you don’t have adequate hamstring length you will not be able to bend forward while keeping your spine straight.  This exercise will help you lengthen your hamstrings to improve your flexibility.

Hamstring Stretch on the Floor
  1. Stand stand with your feet together.
  2. Put one hand behind your back. Hold the other arm out like a waiter serving food and bend forward with knees and spine straight.
  3. Hold position for 10 to 15 counts.
  4. Repeat exercise for 3 to 4 repetitions.

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Days 11, 12 and 13

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

On-Course Golf Tip-Anti-Slice Tip

A slice (when the ball curves left to right for a right-handed golfer), in golf,  is one of the most common swing ailments.   The slice most commonly occurs when the clubface is open relative to the swing path and/or when the swing follows an “out to in” or “over the top” swing path.  The shoulders are open to the target line at the moment of impact as in the photo to the far left.

Many times a slicer opens up the shoulders too quickly on the downswing causing the clubhead to tip over and cut across the intended target line.  This path, of ‘outside to in’, combined with an open clubface at impact will cause the ball to spin from left to right.

To counter this move, try hitting some shots with a closed stance.

Anti-Slice Drill-

  1. Place a club or alignment stick on the ground to represent your target line.
  2. Set up to hit a normal shot where your stance is ‘square’ to the target line as in the middle photo.
  3. Slide your right foot back, so that the toe of the right foot is in line with the heel of the left foot (for the right-handed golfer), thus closing your stance, as in the far right photo.
  4. Swing normally and hit a shot.

Closing your stance will do a couple of things:

  1. It will help you create a more powerful turn.
  2. A closed stance will help the club path to stay more on line or even a little inside the line so that you can rotate the clubface through impact and hit a shot with more ‘right to left’ spin.

Off-Course Golf Fitness Tip-Neck Rotators

Neck Side Flexion

The Side Neck Flexion exercise will improve range of motion in your neck and shoulder area.

  • Stand or sit on an exercise ball or chair with straight posture.
  • Slowly side bend your neck to the right bringing your ear toward your shoulder as far as you can, hold position for a moment and return to the start position
  • Repeat motion on opposite side.
  • Alternate bending your neck side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.
  • Be careful not to allow your shoulders to raise

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Cardiogolf Exercises 043 and 043

Day 8-Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge-Test Your Rotation

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

The challenge is straightforward-simply make 1000 practice swings, 30 swings a day, 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. 

Off-Course Fitness TipHalf Kneeling Rotation: Test flexibility between upper and lower body

This test measures the overall flexibility between your upper and lower body, along with your core stability. Having good separation between your upper and lower body facilitates greater speed and power in your golf swing. Limited separation can result in a number of swing faults including too much lateral movement (sway or slide) and loss of posture.

On-Course Golf Tip-

Alignment is the easiest fundamental to work on, and probably one of the most neglected principles of golf. A good shot is useless unless it is going toward your intended target.

First, you align the clubface square to your target line, and then you align your body. One of the biggest mistakes I see, as a teacher, is when people line up their body to the target first, then set the clubface down. This sequence usually makes people misalign their bodies, causing them to twist and turn inappropriately to get the ball to the target. Do not make the mistake that 90 percent of higher-handicappers do by not taking the time to align the body correctly.

The easiest and most effective way to practice your align correctly is to set-up in an alignment station.

Alignment Drill

  • Place a club or alignment rod down on the ground, pointing it parallel to your target.
  • With a secure grip and stepping forward with your back foot, set the clubface down behind the ball with the leading edge perpendicular to your target line.
  • Then set your front foot into position and adjust your back foot into place so that both are parallel to your target line.
  • Your feet, hips, knees, shoulders and even eye line should be parallel to your target line. Avoid aiming your body at the target.
  • This closes you off and promotes an inside-out swing or makes you hook the ball excessively. You may even come over the top on the downswing to pull the ball back towards your target.
  • Practice hitting to targets in an alignment station so you can teach yourself to aim correctly.

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Cardiogolf Exercises 037 and 038

Spring Up Your Game-Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge Days 8, 9 and 10

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!)

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 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 8, 9 and 10

Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique.  If you are trying to make a swing change, rehearsing the move without hitting a ball will assure that you are actually doing the correct move.  Repeating the motion that you want to achieve will help ingrain the move into your real swing.
As you make practice swings, try to simulate a real swing as much as possible.  Visualize a real golf shot.  Set up as if you were going to hit a real shot.  When you finish your swing, hold your finish and stay in balance.  Watch your shot go down the fairway or land on the green.

Take the challenge with me.  Email me at 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.

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Spring Up Your Game-Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge Day 3

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, like I did today because I am staying in a hotel room, use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by GolfGym.  Click here for more information. 
Day 3

How to Hit Long Irons off of a Tight Lie

In order to make the best golf swings with irons off of a tight lie, you must believe you can hit them well, but sheer anxiety high handicappers experience when standing over a tight lie prevents them from hitting a solid shot. Either they don’t complete the backswing or they tense up and try to help the ball up in the air.

So think about swinging the club instead of hitting the ball. When you take a practice swing, pick out a piece of dirt or blade of grass and try to clip it as you swing all the way through to the finish and make a conscious effort to hit your shoulder with the shaft.

If you raise your body up and down, you’ll mis-hit shots. So as you take your practice swings today, think of maintaining your spine angle throughout the swing.

Maintain Your Spine Angle throughout Your Swing
Maintain Your Spine Angle throughout Your Swing
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1K Cardiogolf Practice Swing Challenge Day 3-Practice in my hotel room. 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, like I did today because I am staying in a hotel room, use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by @golfgymfitness – Day 3 How to Hit Long Irons off of a Tight Lie In order to make the best golf swings with irons off of a tight lie, you must believe you can hit them well, but sheer anxiety high handicappers experience when standing over a tight lie prevents them from hitting a solid shot. Either they don’t complete the backswing or they tense up and try to help the ball up in the air. So think about swinging the club instead of hitting the ball. When you take a practice swing, pick out a piece of dirt or blade of grass and try to clip it as you swing all the way through to the finish and make a conscious effort to hit your shoulder with the shaft. If you raise your body up and down, you’ll mis-hit shots. So as you take your practice swings today, think of maintaining your spine angle throughout the swing. Visit KPJgolf.com #kpjgolf #cardiogolf

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