Month: March 2013

Golf Fitness | Revisited

I have been reading and hearing much talk about golf fitness since Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill this past week. Fact is, Tiger was the first player to “bulk up” that we noticed. Remember when he was of a lean and lanky build? Now he is built more like a tailback in American Football! Point is, it’s obvious that Tiger has been hitting the gym. What may be a more important observation is how many PGA Pro’s and amateurs alike, have followed Tiger’s lead. Just have a look at the transformation Rory McIlroy has undergone. I have been a gym rat nearly as long as a golfer. For me, I knew it was a necessity to stay in the best shape possible because of my Cerebral Palsy. It has been said, “If you don’t use it you’ll loose it!”, well this is especially true for me. Even though Tiger is only a year older than I, I am going to assert that I was ahead of him on the bodybuilding front! Mind you, that is about all I can claim! Even though I have posted these videos before, I thought it was worth digging them up again to present to you. Hopefully they will inspire you to add gym time into your golf game as well! Here is a link to a few different...

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The Lone Golfer No More

I am a lonely golfer. That is to say, I play most of my rounds alone. There are many different reasons that factor into why I play alone, but that is not why I bring you this blog today, I may delve into that in a later entry. Playing by oneself is fairly contrary to the stereotype (and reality) of what is required to play a round of golf. Most assume that you need to be paired in even numbers to be allowed to tee off for a round. This is not usually true as far as a requirement, although many do prefer to play with others. Often times, if you show up to the course, or call ahead, as a “single”, the Pro Shop attendant or Starter will add you to an existing pair or threesome. If this is the case, you may not be allowed to tee off at the time you had in mind, causing frustration and inconvenience. I was recently alerted to a website that intends to place the decision of when and with whom you wish to play under your control. The site is called Nearest2thePin. The goal of is to change the way golfers seek out other golfers online to meet up locally to play a round. The main features of Nearest2ThePin will include: – Connect with other golfers in your area...

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