Power Golf The Easy Way
Power golf is a game very few golfers can play. What I mean by that is…power golf takes a certain level of golf specific strength and flexibility. There are requirements that have to be in place to maximize your power and golf driving distance.
It’s not as easy as getting the ‘latest-greatest’ driver at $500. It’s not buying Titleist ProV1’s at $45 a case. It’s not even taking more lessons (although swing mechanics are very important).
The answer is improved strength and flexibility from a rotational standpoint…in your core…to play a power golf game.
The golf swing is a turn (rotate back) and a turn (rotate through). If there are limitations that don’t allow you to rotate back fully and store that torque (energy), then you will never play a power golf game. I hate to sound harsh, but it’s the truth…plain-and-simple.
Do you currently feel like you can make a full backswing with max torque in your core area? I mean a 90+ degree shoulder turn with nothing more than a 45 degree hip turn…and with both heels on the ground?
If you can’t…do you think hitting more balls is the answer? Or taking more lessons? I hope not! It’s about getting off the course and doing some simple golf exercises and stretches that won’t even take 20 minutes to do…a couple times a week.
Although…when you get a taste of what being ‘fit’ feels like…it’s almost addicting. It’s like the ‘runners high’. You start looking a little better. Having more energy. Experiencing less aches and pains. And best of all! You’re killing the ball long and straight!
Every exercise you do to create a power golf game should be focused on core rotational exercises. It’s easy! Get in your golf posture and grab a single dumbbell or bag of sugar. Something that weighs about 5 pounds. Now make partial swings…staying in your posture for 20-30 swings. There’s one simple and easy-to-implement rotational exercise.
I’ll bet you can handle that one.
How bad do you want to play “power golf?” How bad do you want to be the ‘last golfer’ to hit your second shot into the green? How bad do you want all your golfing buddies to be in the proshop after the round talking about one of your LONG drives?
Start implementing exercises like the above example and you’re one step closer to playing power golf!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf fitness experts in the country, author of the Ultimate Golf Fitness Guide, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf fitness sites. Take a look at his just released golf fitness dvds and manual at his golf swing tips site -Perform Better Golf.