Golf Fitness Tip
Of the three major components of fitness (strength, endurance and flexibility) flexibility
is probably the most important for having a powerful and effective golf swing. A good
way to develop flexibility is Yoga. Take a class or even get a book. It will make a big
difference in your game, especially in the long term. It will also help you with
your overall fitness and general health. (Hey, that sounds good!)
Yoga Book for Golfers
Yoga Video for Golfers
Find a Yoga Instructor
I've been doing regular stretching since 1976 (...wish I would have started earlier! ), on
the average of at least 5 days per week. If I could only afford the time for one type of
exercise stretching or Yoga would be it -- not because I'm a California weirdo, but because it is the one that has
the most noticeable positive impact on my game and the way I feel, physically and mentally. Continue below for more suggestions.
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One of the most common problems I see among golf students is the lack of ability to perform the movements
associated with good simple golf skills due to excess tension, and general lack of body awareness and control. In addition to
Yoga, Tai Chi and The Alexander Technique are great ways to improve your
body awareness and control and, therefore, they could easily have as much positive impact on your golf game as any golf tip
or instruction. Here are some resources.
Alexander Technique Book
Tai Chi Video
Alexander Technique Video
Find a Tai Chi Instructor
Find an Alexander Technique Instructor
For more detail on this topic and the rest of the game get the "Your Golf" books --
a 4-volume series of paperbacks covering the entire game in detail.