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V-Sit for Victory

The V-Sit exercise is an important exercise to help maintain and increase mobility in your core muscles. When core muscles are mobile, you will be able to rotate through full range of motion to increase length and power in your golf swing.

Add this exercise into your golf-specific workout routines to help increase functional strength, increase range of motion and help prevent injury.

V-Sit with Rotation

  • Sit on mat with your knees bent so that your trunk and legs form the letter ‘V’. Lean slightly back and keep your ankles and knees together and your feet touching the floor.
  • Hold a weight out to chest height.
  • Rotate your trunk while moving the weight to the outside of your right hip, then return to start position and then rotate the weight to the outside of your left hip.  Keep your abdominal muscles tight as you rotate the shoulders and trunk around the spine.
  • Inhale as you rotate to one side, then exhale as you return to start position and inhale as your rotate to the other side.
  • Alternate side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions.

To increase intensity, lift heels off the floor as you rotate weight from side to side.

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Ball Position for Solid Irons

Everything you do before you hit the ball determines the outcome of the shot. If you are inconsistent with your ball position at address, you will be inconsistent with your shots.

Ball position for short irons should be in the center of your stance. As you progress to longer clubs, move the ball a half of a rotation towards the target.

Here’s a quick tip to make sure that you position the ball correctly and consistently with irons.

Ball Position Drill 

  • Start with your 9-iron.  Set-up with your feet together so that the ball is directly in line with your sternum.  Take equal steps with both your back foot and front foot to shoulder width stance.  Ball position remains below your sternum in the middle of the stance.
  • This position will help you have a descending blow to the ball which is required for an iron. The clubhead will bottom out just after the ball and you’ll take a shallow divot.
  • Practice using this method to address the ball every swing and you will become more consistent with the ball position.
  • As you progress to longer clubs, move the ball a half of a rotation towards the target.

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Step Up to a Better Weight Shift

In order to create power on your downswing, you need to ‘get behind the ball’ at the top of your swing. This involves rotating your shoulders and hips away from the target, so the majority of your weight shifts to the back foot at the top of the swing. Once you have wound your body up behind the ball, then you can shift your weight towards the target and fling your arms to hit the ball. Where a lot of people go wrong is they never quite get the lateral motion towards the target on the downswing.  They either come over the top with upper body or hang back and use only hands and arms to hit the ball.

Ideally, you need a little lateral motion towards the target to get the weight set in motion towards the target and then let arms swing through to finish.

Here is a drill to help you learn how to sequence your downswing, will help you create more clubhead speed and power.

  • Set up in your golf posture with your feet together.
  • Make a backswing and stop at the top.
  • Lift your front foot and step it towards the target. Keep your head steady and maintain your balance.
  • Once your weight has shifted towards the target, swing your arms down and through to finish.
  • Return to the start position and repeat exercise.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Cardiogolf Makes Appearance at National Golf Day

Cardiogolf makes appearance as WE ARE GOLF Celebrates National Golf Day’s 10th Anniversary on Capitol Hill

Record 175 Congressional Meetings, Nearly 200 Attendees from 35 U.S. States Showcase the Game’s Benefits in D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – visited Capitol Hill for the 10th annual National Golf Day to discuss the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact, $4 billion annual charitable impact, environmental value to local communities and fitness benefits. A record 175 Congressional meetings were scheduled and nearly 200 attendees from 35 U.S. states participated.

Industry leaders met with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and Federal agencies to highlight the two million jobs impacted by golf and the nearly $4 billion raised for charitable causes through 143,000 philanthropic events annually. Throughout the day, participants shared stories about the game’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, tax revenue creation, accessibility, tourism, ecological value and the fact that one in 75 U.S. jobs is impacted by the industry.

This year’s event also included Mike Davis, Executive Director of the United States Golf Association (USGA), the PGA TOUR’s Billy Hurley III, and Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen.

National Golf Day featured a day-long exhibit in the Rayburn Foyer with live lessons for Congressional Members and staff from 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year Michael Breed, host of “The Golf Fix” on Golf Channel and LPGA Teaching Professional Karen Palacios-Jansen, founder of Cardiogolf, a golf-specific fitness system.

About WE ARE GOLF

WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies.  The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million American jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.

Cardiogolf Goes to Capitol Hill to Celebrate National Golf Day

Cardiogolf creator and  Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP  Karen Palacios-Jansen will be on  Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 25, 2017 along with other LPGA representatives evangelizing the sport of Golf for National Golf Day, hosted by, WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations.

Karen will demonstrate her Cardiogolf program and how golf can be exercise.

Cardiogolf Class

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LPGA and other leading golf industry organizations will celebrate and promote golf’s contributions of nearly $4 billion annual charitable and economic impact  worldwide.

Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen and the PGA TOUR’s Billy Hurley III will also attend National Golf Day’s 10th anniversary.

Dan Jansen an avid golfer and fitness professional, who holds an annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Dan Jansen Foundation,  will talk about the benefits that the game of golf has on health and wellness.  Billy Hurley III, a graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004 and former Naval officer will talk about how golf contributes to the military and their families.

Dan Jansen Celebrity Golf Classic
Billy Hurley III

Throughout the event, golf’s leaders and other special guests will discuss the game’s tax benefits to local communities and the impact the game has on the economy and charitable contributions.

Organizations include We Are Golf,  Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America (PGA), PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.

“Golf plays a significant role in stimulating our economy and is very accessible, with nine of 10 golfers playing public facilities,” says Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader (D-SC). “National Golf Day is an opportunity for the industry to share golf’s many benefits with Congressional leaders in D.C.”

For more information visit WE ARE GOLF.