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100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Check Your Impact

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Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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

Simply taking practice swings with one arm at a time can help you develop feel for the correct positions in the golf swing. As you place one hand on the club, try to simulate your real grip and set-up as much as possible. Swing the club with one arm, feeling the weight of the clubhead to develop feel, tempo and strength.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice everyday.  If you don’t have room to swing a regular golf indoors or you can’t make it to the golf course or driving range, use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice anywhere and at anytime.

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises

  1. Set-Up Practice
  2. Grip Practice
  3. Back Arm Only Drill

4. Impact Drill

  • Set up to hit a shot.Swing to the top and then swing down to impact.
  • Stop at your impact and hold position to check clubface.
  • Keep your abdominal muscles pulled in and keep your spine angle.
  • Simulate your golf swing as much as possible.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness

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Would you change the way you eat if you knew certain foods could help you play better golf?

Managing your food intake, hydration levels and adding certain nutrients to your diet can not only help you concentrate and focus more on the golf course, but it can also help you keep your heartbeat steady as you make an important shot or putt, help your muscles fire faster for more power, help you fight fatigue so you can play and practice longer and even help you keep your cool after a bad shot. More importantly good nutrition is good for your overall health and well-being.

We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

By simply adding a few Zija products into your daily routine and making simple diet modifications, you can dramatically improve your golf game and more importantly your health and well-being.

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Pilates for Golfers-Ab 5 Series

The golf swing can be very forceful on the back, often missed-hit shots or out of sequence golf swings can lead to injury. One way to prevent injury is to improve core strength and hip flexibility. This exercise can help strengthen core strength and help improve hip flexibility.

In the golf swing, the spine must stabilize as other parts of the body move. So it is important to strengthen core muscles.  If core muscles surrounding the spine are weak, then those muscles can’t contract to create resistance to allow the arms to swing freely through the ball.

It is important to strengthen core muscles, not only to create power in the golf swing, but to protect the spine from the force of the golf swing.

This series of classical Pilates moves, collectively known as the Series of Five or ‘Ab 5’, is essential for golfers who want to improve core strength and stability.

The first of of the Series of Five is the Single Leg Pull.  This will strengthen your lower back and core muscles to protect you from injury.

In these exercises, you will be stabilizing your spine and core muscles as your arms and legs move in different directions, just like you have to do in the golf swing

Single Leg Pull

  1. Lie on your back and hug both knees into your chest.
  2. Extend your right leg long as you place your left hand on the outside of your right knee and your right hand on the outside of your right calf or ankle.
  3. Curl your head and shoulders off the mat, tucking your chin into your chest.
  4. Extend your elbows wide as you inhale then exhale and switch legs.
  5. Pull your knee into the midline as you alternate hugging one knee in and lengthening the opposite leg.
  6. Move with control as you pull your abdominal muscles towards the mat.
  7. Finish by hugging both knees in and resting head and shoulders on mat.
  8. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.

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Congratulations Team USA

Team USA pose with the Solheim Cup after beating Team Europe 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 during closing ceremony of The Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 20, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. PHOTO CREDIT-LPGA.com.

Congratulations to Team USA for an awesome win last week at the 2017 Solheim Cup over Team Europe.

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Distance Reality Check

It might be depressing to read this article by Golf Digest, but most of us don’t hit the ball as far as we think we do.  The average male golfer likes to think he hits his driver 250 plus yards, but the stark reality is that he probably only averages 219 yards per drive, according to a new study by Golf Digest.

Game Golf Live, a wearable real-time shot-tracking system that received Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice for Best Game Analyzer, provided data regarding the average driving distance from rounds played in 2016 (April to September). Breaking it down in two divisions — age and handicap — here are the median driving distances from golfers across the world-to see the full article visit GolfDigest.com.

My advice is to not get caught up too much in the numbers, comparing yourself to others.  Just play your own game.

To get more distance , try hitting the ball straighter instead of harder.  Concentrate on hitting the ball in the sweetspot of the clubface. If you have ever hit the sweetspot, you know that these shots fly farther than the shots you hit off-center in the heel or the toe.  For every quarter inch you hit the ball outside the sweetspot, you lose up to 10 yards of distance. So for maximum power, improve your swing technique to consistently hit the ball in the center of the clubface.

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If Your Want to Achieve Your Golf and Fitness Goals: Write them Down

Your First Step to Achieving Your Golf and Fitness Goals for 2017 is to Write them Down!

Goals are a crucial part of improving your game.  Obviously, without a clear idea of what you actually want to achieve,  it is very unlikely that you will ever achieve it. The more detailed your target is, the more real it becomes and the more your brain will focus its efforts to achieve it. In order for your goals to be effective, they must fulfill the following criteria:

SPECIFIC

The more specific a goal the better. Here are few examples:

“My goal is to get down to a 9 -handicap from a 12-handicap  within 6 months of committing to my game-improvement plan.”

“My goal is to break 100 within 3 months.”

“I exercise three times a week for 45 minutes.”

“I volunteer at The First Tee once a month.”

MEASURE

All goals must be measurable. Keeping score in both social and competitive rounds of golf will enable you to chart your level of performance and progress on a regular basis. You can also chart other stats such as putts per round or fairways and greens hit in regulation. Also, keep a calendar just for your fitness and golf practice. Mark off the days you exercise or go to the practice range to show yourself how you are making an effort.

PLAN

You must have a plan of how you are going to achieve your goals.  Write out a monthly workout schedule to follow.  Make sure that you have a practice program to take with you to the practice range with specific drills and exercises focusing on the weakest areas of your game.

ACHIEVABLE

This may be the most difficult part of the goal-setting process. A goal that is too easy to achieve is worthless. Likewise, setting a goal of trying to get down to a single-digit handicap in two months if you are currently a 30-handicapper is unrealistic. Set a target that will stretch your capabilities but which is still achievable. For any goal to be achievable it must also be realistic. For a beginner to become a single-digit handicap in just two months is asking a lot, but a mid to high-handicap golfer should be capable of lowering his or her score by 5 to 6 shots within this same time period. You will know in your heart if your goals are achievable and realistic.

TIME

For a goal to be effective, it must have a time limit. I recommend you set goals in one month increments to try to achieve your specific goals as well as yearly goals.  For example: “My ultimate goal for the year is to decrease my handicap from a 12 to a 9.  But my monthly or weekly goals are to spend 15 minutes 3 times a week practicing specific parts of my game.”  “I attend exercise class at least 3 times a week.”  It is easier to set goals of practicing in small increments than trying to achieve your ultimate goal all at once.

WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS

Studies show that people that write down their goals have a better chance of achieving their goals, than those who don’t. Take some time and write down a few goals for your to start achieving in 2017.  Review them often.  Once you have a goal in mind, you can then start to plan how you will go about achieving that goal. Share your goals with others.

Sharing goals with other people makes you accountable to achieve those goals.  You don’t have to post them on Facebook for the whole world to see, but do tell a trusted friend how you are trying to attain a goal. Having those closest to you in on your plans can mean daily, invaluable support and assistance.

Good luck! Let’s make 2017 our best year yet!