Category: Mind & Body

Pilates for Golfers…

As we adapt to the current changes in our lifestyles, we look for ways to redirect our day to day routines.  Looking at the positives, I can’t help but be drawn to working on my core fitness for the purpose of controlling my balance. It’s the one thing that I’m always saying I’ll do but ...

Wellness, Golf and the Benefits …

  This topic is one of the foundation reasons I started Fairway Birdies. Social connectedness has been shown by J Dusheek. Standford Medicine 2016, to be the single largest driver of wellness.  As we all know it takes a lot of work to have a healthy level of social connectedness. You have to have the ...

Prevention is better than no cure…let’s talk Osteoporosis!

The object of this article is to point out the existence of Post Menopausal Osteoporosis.  It can be quite common for a lot of women and a big problem if you don’t realise you have it.  Osteoporosis is not reversible so prevention is paramount. Many things can cause it such as thyroid problems (get a ...

Finding the positives heading into finals week !

We come together from around the state to represent our clubs in the 2018 Golf Victoria Women's Pennant season.  Women's Pennant matches are fiercely contested, with all players representing their Club with pride and passion. I've been lucky enough to be apart of our Kingston Heath Division two Friday team.  We have had a very ...

Golf: Is it really ‘ Just like riding a bike’?

The old expression, "Just like Riding a Bike," is often used to describe something that comes second nature and should be easy to do.  It implies that we know everything about an activity and can take off where we left off." Unfortunately it's not the case with Golf, which makes it all that more satisfying ...

PREVENTING GOLF INJURIES…

There are many ways to injure yourself playing golf and golf may cause any underlying physical problems to become painful.  I ought to know as I have had a few over the years. Firstly, here are a few scenarios to avoid as these actions will cause problems if you keep repeating them. Awkward lifting of ...

Maintaining our golf skill as we age…

A recent internet search has allowed me to uncover an interesting article from the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2007 by J.Baker et al. 15,299-316 This study examined the maintenance of skilled performance across the careers of 96 professional golfers !   Data was collected on scoring average, driving distance, accuracy, greens in regulation ...

The benefits of imagery and sinking putts…

I have come across a research paper in the Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology; Smith & Holmes 2003. In this paper they assigned forty experienced golfers to one of four groups.   A “written script” group received a personalised, response - proposition laden script. Participants in the audio and video groups either listened to ...

The basic foundation of a swing…“you can’t rotate a bent spine”, plus getting the Spine Straight

Ok, straight up, the key biomechanical element is “you can’t rotate a bent Spine”.  Yep, that’s it. Without this basic fundamental you won’t get your shoulders to turn when you swing the club back. If you don’t turn your shoulders by rotating your trunk, then the only way to get the club back is to ...

Get your mind around MATCHPLAY !!!

G This is why I love Golf so much, it can take us on many journeys…  I was introduced to the game of match play when I joined Kingston Heath Golf Club.  The women members were so encouraging and eager to teach me everything I needed to know about the game of matchplay.   After ...