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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Day 30

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

Congratulations on completing the Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge! Almost everyone in challenge that I have talked to has seen improvement in the rhythm, tempo and range of motion of their golf swings.

Day 30

In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or putting for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better than practicing for two or three hours once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings and ingrained bad habits.

There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.

Practice something about your game everyday.

Congratulations! You  have completed over 900 swings over the course of a month. 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. Have a party!

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

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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 Exercise 058

 

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 9-Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge-Test Your Balance

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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 Tip-One Leg Standing Balance Test: Test balance and stability

This test measures your ability to stay balanced throughout your golf swing. If you are unable to perform this test, it is likely you will have difficulty holding a balanced finish and will be limited in the amount of force you can apply to the golf ball while maintaining good fundamentals.

On-Course Golf Tip-Quick Alignment Check

If you have a hard time aligning yourself up on the golf course, try this quick alignment check to assure you are aiming at your target.

  • Aim down your target line.
  • In your set up position, stay in your posture and simply point your front arm out as shown.
  • Your front arm should point parallel to your target line, not at your target.
  • If it is pointing directly at your target or any other direction except for parallel to target line, then you need to adjust your set up until you are aligned correctly.

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Cardiogolf Exercises 039 and 040

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