Lower Your Golf Score Off The Course

Mike Pedersen

Visitors: 636

To lower your golf score, you’ve got to put some time in. This is the main reason golfers quit the game. Golf is a very challenging game that requires intense concentration, skill, and many physical attributes.

One approach to lower your golf score is one that is off the course and does not involve swinging a club, taking lessons or buying more gimmicky training aids.

The approach I’m talking about is working on your “machine" to produce a repeatable golf swing for 18 holes. Are you currently capable to maintain a mechanically sound swing for the entire round? If you are honest in answering that question, I’ll bet your answer is no.

The biggest frustration I hear from golfers all over the world is they hit balls, take lessons and have the latest/greatest equipment and still can’t lower their golf score. In regards to golf improvement, the above scenario has eliminated everything but the MOST important component.

Your BODY!

Golf is an athletic movement that requires strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, stability, timing and many other elements. If your body is physically limited…you’ll have a minimal chance at playing to your potential.

Just think if you put 20 minutes into a golf training routine in your home with minimal equipment. No grunting. No groaning. No pain. Just simple golf exercises that will make a dramatic, and almost immediate impact on your golf game and score.

I have seen so many “so-called" fitness books and videos that show golfers using machines in a gym. This is not what I’m talking about. And this is not golf fitness training. Anytime you sit on a machine that isolates one muscle group, you will not improve your game.

What I’m talking about is using hand weights, a stability ball and some exercise tubing with handles. All very inexpensive and perfect for improving your golf game. The only catch is you need the right exercises to go along with this affordable equipment.

I’ve heard horror stories of golfers who have lifted weights and said their game got worse. This is a problem! You’ve got to do exercises that will train your body to make a stable, mechanically sound golf swing for 18 holes.

Once you realize golf is an athletic sport that requires both golf-specific strength and flexibility, you’ll become a believer in training your body off the course to lower your golf score.

About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance experts in the country. He is Golf Magazines golf performance expert; author, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf performance membership sites. Take a look at his just released golf dvds and manual at his golf swing training site - Perform Better Golf.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Golf Tips For Beginners - How to Improve Your Golf Score Quickly
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

GolfLogix and SkyCaddie Golf GPS Devices The Secret to a Lower Golf Score and a .

by: Dr. Philip Langer (June 17, 2008) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

Lower Your Golf Score

by: Adam Beach (December 19, 2005) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

How Better Course Management Can Lower Your Golf Score

by: David Nevogt (August 04, 2005) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

Tips on How to Lower Your Golf Score

by: Todd Eubanks (November 05, 2008) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

Golf - Using The Chip Shot To Lower Your Score

by: Donald Saunders (January 04, 2007) 
(Recreation and Sports)

How "The Simple Golf Swing" Will Lower Your Score

by: Travis Liu (June 20, 2007) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

Lower Your Golf Score ... Try Playing From The Short Grass

by: Jeff O'Brien (December 13, 2006) 
(Recreation and Sports)

Stretch and Stay Flexible For a Good Golf Swing and Lower Golf Scores

by: Jim Kesel (June 19, 2007) 
(Recreation and Sports)

Golf Trainer - I Guarantee That You Will Shoot Your Lowest Score Ever on Your ..

by: Godfrey Swain (October 21, 2008) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

Golf Tips For Beginners - How to Improve Your Golf Score Quickly

by: Eileen Childs (October 29, 2008) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)