Practicing different lengths of backswings to improve distance control with shorter approach shots is valuable. Shots from 100 yards and in require solid contact in order to develop consist carry yardages. Each time the ball is struck solidly, it will create an accurate feedback system for controlling distances. From there, changing the length of the backswing will dial in […]
Revolved Golf Warrior is a classic golf stretch, balance and strengthening posture for improving power in the golf swing. To make it more challenging, slowly add trunk rotation while holding the lower body steady. Revolved Golf Posture Stretch is a great addition to pre-round warm-ups. It can also serve as a technical drill to maintain correct posture […]
(Warning: Not “G” Rated): Apologies for the foul language, but this has great applications for golf: Appearing lazy and indifferent, some talented golfers hide behind the mask of fear. Their ‘false’ laziness is just as much a hindrance as actual laziness. Mark Manson equates a solution for this ‘false lazy’ mindset in The Subtle Art Of Not […]
This is the second of an eight-part series on the ‘Golf Obstacles’ inspired by Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtra. It’s not a matter of if the obstacles will show up, but when. The timeless wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra tells us the obstacles are the path. We learn to hit out of the metaphorical divots, hazards and bunkers along the way. […]
Try these simple but effective golf fitness exercises to improve your health and golf game: MOBILITY/FLEXIBILITY CORE STRENGTH BALANCE (*Modify or avoid if there is an injury) Dodie Mazzuca is the founder of Golf PROformance and teaches golf and Mindfulness for Golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA.
Struggling with your backswing position at the top? Try this simple drill to keep your right /back shoulder in the correct position. Begin in golf posture. With both hands, swing the club to the top of the backswing. Release the left/front arm and gently coax the right/back elbow into the correct position. Hold for 3-5 […]
This is the first of an eight-part series on the ‘Golf Obstacles’ inspired by Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtra. Injuries/Disease (Sanskrit: Vyādhi): Listed as the first and foremost obstacle in Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra (I:30), it is extremely hard to continue progressing with our game and our attitude improvements when we are sick or injured. On the physical level, […]
(Warning: Not ‘G’ Rated) Apologies in advance for the language, but Mark Manson’s perspective helps us see the ‘big picture’ in relation to our golf games:“Look, this is how it works. You’re going to die one day. I know that’s kind of obvious, but I just wanted to remind you in case you’d forgotten. You and everyone […]