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Celebrate National Golf Day

WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners will celebrate the 11th annual National Golf Day on Wednesday, April 25 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly $70 billion economy (updated data available in April 2018), nearly $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.Karen and Dan Jansen celebrating National Golf Day

Returning for 2018, golf industry leaders will arrive Monday, April 23 to participate in a community service initiative on the National Mall the morning of Tuesday, April 24. The project will focus on beautification, preservation and helping the National Park Service with turf deferred maintenance. More details will be available soon.

“With one in 75 U.S. jobs impacted by golf, the industry plays a significant role in stimulating our economy nationwide,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation, administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “Last year, a record 2.5 million people tried golf for the first time, further cementing why it is vital to share golf’s interests with our country’s lawmakers, showcasing the game’s many economic, charitable and fitness benefits.”


Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

Five Session Package Includes:

(2) Pilates Reformer Sessions to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordinaCon, balance and to help prevent injury
(2) Cardiogolf Sessions with drills to improve swing technique and lower your scores
(1) Fitness Screen and Golf Swing Assessment

Package Price: $595.00

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGAClass A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.

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How New Masters Champion Matched His Swing To His Physical Capabilities

Many of you may be eager to start a golf-fitness program but unsure of how or where to start. The key to developing a golf fitness program to fit your particular needs is to find out what golf related restrictions, if any, your body has. Performing a golf-fitness screen can help you give you a starting point and determine what exercises you should be performing.

New Masters Champion Danny Willett did just that. Willett had to modify his swing and develop a specific golf- fitness program to address his physical limitations. Click here to read about Willett’s fitness program and swing modification.

If you cannot do certain functional moves in everyday life-like squatting, lunging or even bending over, then you will have difficulty in certain parts of your golf swing.

A basic golf-specific screen simply gives you key information about your physical condition. In order for you and your fitness professional to design a golf-specific exercise program, it is important to have a plan. With a golf-specific fitness screen, you will be able to determine any physical limitations that may be affecting your performance on the golf course.

Cardiogolf Off-Course Exercise to Determine Physical Limitations

Overhead Deep Squat to Test Lower Body Strength and Stability

This test will help you measure the overall mobility in your legs, ankles, shoulders and spine.  If you are unable to perform this test, it is likely that you will not able to maintain your spine angle throughout your downswing.  The natural tendency is to thrust your hips toward the ball at the start of the downswing, thus pulling yourself up and out of the shot causing an array of errant shots and loss of power. Low results in the overhead deep squat test may be related to C and S-postures and lack or rotation.

How to Perform Test

Standing in your golf address position, place a club behind your back or simply raise your arms above your head while holding a golf club.

  • Perform a squat as you attempt to maintain your original spine angle.
  • Keep your arms raised over you head. Keep your knees aligned over your feet and heels planted on the ground.
  • Maintain your balance.